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04-19-2018 | Older adults | News

Glycemic variability modifies mortality risk in older diabetes patients

The excess mortality risk associated with high or very low glycated hemoglobin values is modified by glycemic variability in diabetes patients aged 70 years or more, shows an analysis of The Health Improvement Network database.

03-14-2018 | Older adults | News

Collaborative ‘virtual ward’ approach may improve outcomes for older diabetes patients

An initiative involving “virtual ward” meetings between diabetes specialist nurses, community nurses, and consultants has led to improvements in glycemic control and a reduction in nurse visits among older diabetes patients in North East Essex, study results suggest.

01-26-2018 | Diabetic complications | News

Diabetes, poor glycemic control associated with long-term cognitive decline

Results of a longitudinal study show that diabetes and poor glycemic control are associated with long-term cognitive decline among older people in the UK.

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Opinion

02-13-2018 | Older adults | Editorial | Article

Does setting treatment targets risk the overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in older patients?

The drive to achieve lower HbA1c targets in older patients is not without concern or risk. Our UK Board address concerns highlighted by recent trials and discuss whether current guidelines do enough to mitigate the risks of overtreatment.

12-14-2017 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

Journal articles and book chapters

04-05-2017 | Physical activity | Review | Article

Resistance training for glycemic control, muscular strength, and lean body mass in old type 2 diabetic patients: A meta-analysis

Lee J et al. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 459–473. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0258-3

04-16-2016 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

The psychosocial challenges and care of older adults with diabetes: “Can’t do what I used to do; can’t be who I once was”

Beverly EA et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 48. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0741-7

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