TABLE 1

Most Recent Professional Societies’ Recommendations on Inpatient Glycemic Targets for Older Patients

Society, Year (reference)Critically Ill, mg/dLNoncritically Ill, mg/dLNotes Regarding Older Patients
FastingPostprandial
ADA/AACE, 2009 (18)110–180100–140100–180No specific recommendations for older patients
International Diabetes Federation, 2014 (22)<140<180These targets are for older patients.
Diabetes Canada, 2018 (21)110–18090–140<180No specific recommendations for older patients
Endocrine Society, 2019 (23)100–140140–180These targets are for older patients.
Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care, 2019 (24)140–180140–180100–216 mg/dL (6–12 mmol/L) is acceptable for older patients.
American Diabetes Association, 2020 (19)140–180140–180No specific recommendations for older patients; >180 mg/dL (10.0 mmol/L) in patients with severe comorbidities