The Glucommander is an innovative, computerized system that works in conjunction with an insulin drip to help monitor our critically ill diabetes patients.
How does it work?
The Glucommander sets off an alarm to let caregivers know when a patient’s blood-sugar level is either too high or too low. Caregivers then check the level and enter it into the Glucommander’s system, which shuts off the alarm. Next, the Glucommander calculates how much insulin the patient needs.
Along with the expert care you get from our physicians and support staff, the Glucommander is an effective tool that helps you get back on your feet by returning your glucose levels to an acceptable level more quickly.
When and where is it used?
The Glucommander is used in critical-care units, emergency rooms and birthing suites, as well as during surgery. Holston Valley Medical Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center and Hawkins County Memorial Hospital are the only facilities in the region to complement their services with this technology.
If you have questions, please call the Wellmont Nurse Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE.
American Diabetes Association WalkAmerican Diabetes AssociationJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation InternationalCenters for Disease Control & PreventionNational Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)