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Geriatric Medicine

Diabetes and Aging in Elderly Patients: Aging diabetes patients often present complex cases. They routinely have multiple comorbidities, polypharmacy, and numerous frailties. Treatment is very case specific for the elderly. The healthcare professional must take all these factors into account when developing a treatment plan and regimen. New insights are frequently emerging from clinical research to help improve geriatric diabetes patient outcomes.

Older Diabetic Adults Who Experience Hyperglycemic Episodes Have Higher Mortality Risk

Crisis episodes signified uncontrolled diabetes and increased risk of complications… Researchers evaluated data for 13,551 older patients with new-onset diabetes between 2000 and 2002, including 34,517 with hyperglycemic crisis episodes and 9,034 without (controls). Follow-up was conducted until 2011. Participants were classified into three subgroups: young elderly (65-74 years), moderately …

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ADA: New HbA1c Target of 7.5% for Type 1 Children and Older Adults

Recent scientific evidence and better tools to monitor for hypoglycemia helped establish the new position statement…. Anne Peters, MD, FACP, professor at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, said during a press conference at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions, “Our goal here is to present …

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