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Diabetes Care in Older Adults: Current Issues in Management and Research

  • Lynda A. Anderson
  • Jeffrey B. Halter

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus in older adults is a serious and complex health problem. The increased challenges of treating and managing diabetes in late life are heightened by the expanding numbers and proportion of older adults in the United States. The prevalence of diabetes is over 8% in the United States population over the age of 64, and 70% of all patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes are older than 55 (Herman et al., 1984). The heterogeneity of the elderly population further underscores the importance of attending to the clinical and psychosocial impact of diabetes among older adults.

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Glycemic Control Metabolic Control Treatment Adherence Diabetes CARE Diabetes Management 
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  • Lynda A. Anderson
    • 1
  • Jeffrey B. Halter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MichiganUSA

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