The Epidemiology of Diabetes in Older People

  • Louise Hayes
  • Nigel C. Unwin


The prevalence of diabetes increases into older age in both men and women [1] (Fig. 1.1). This is of considerable concern in the context of the UK’s ageing population. Diabetes is a major health problem in the elderly, contributing to both increased morbidity and mortality, and increasing substantially the demand an elderly population makes on the health care system [2].


Elderly Individual Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Diabetes Prevalence Undiagnosed Diabetes South Asian Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louise Hayes
    • 1
  • Nigel C. Unwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Health and SocietyNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Public Health and EpidemiologyUniversity of the West IndiesCave HillBarbados

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