Glycemic Management Policy Suite - Adult

Information for Health Professionals

Supporting patients to achieve their glycemic targets of 5-10mmol/L while in hospital.

The Glycemic Management Policy suite includes an overarching glycemic management policy with procedures and algorithms for the treatment of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. These provincial governance documents became effective September 1, 2017. Minor revisions, were made effective July 12, 2021.

This policy suite outlines expectations and recommended strategies for glycemic management of adult patients presenting to, or admitted to, any Alberta Health Services (AHS) Acute Care setting, including Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Centres, Day Wards, and Addiction and Mental Health inpatient settings.

This policy may be used in non-Acute Care settings. Site or unit managers are responsible for determining whether this policy in whole or in part is appropriate for their patient care setting and communicating relevant messaging out to AHS representatives.

For an educational poster to summarize the policy please contact the DON SCN - Inpatient Diabetes Management Project at

Provincial Policy Suite

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