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06-23-2022 | Older adults | News

Low risk from reversing diabetes overtreatment in nursing home residents

Deintensifying diabetes treatment does not increase the risk for short-term adverse outcomes in male nursing home residents with limited life expectancy or advanced dementia, say researchers.

04-25-2022 | Dapagliflozin | News

Frailest HF patients may stand to gain most from dapagliflozin

A post-hoc analysis of the DAPA-HF trial indicates that dapagliflozin is beneficial in people with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction regardless of frailty, but with the largest gains in the frailest individuals.

04-19-2022 | Older adults | News

Sustained benefits of CGM in older people with type 1 diabetes

Follow-up results from the WISDM trial show that extended use of continuous glucose monitoring leads to reduced hypoglycemia without increasing hyperglycemia risk in older people with type 1 diabetes.

03-28-2022 | Older adults | News

Diabetes treatment deintensification uncommon in nursing home residents

Less than a third of nursing home residents who meet the criteria for overtreatment of type 2 diabetes have their treatment deintensified, suggests an analysis of Veterans Affairs data.

03-15-2022 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

High use, improved glucose control in older adults with Cambridge closed-loop system

Older adults with type 1 diabetes spend more time in target glucose range when using the Cambridge hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system than when using sensor-augmented pump delivery, shows a randomized trial.

02-14-2022 | Older adults | News

Type 1 diabetes duration linked to clinical, functional status in older adults

Older adults with a longer duration of type 1 diabetes have an increased likelihood of experiencing depression and hypoglycemia unawareness, researchers report.

12-14-2021 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Older age ‘not a barrier’ to closed-loop insulin delivery for type 1 diabetes

Findings from the ORACL trial suggest that closed-loop insulin delivery results in better glycemic control than sensor-augmented pump therapy among older adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes.

11-04-2021 | Older adults | News | Article

Hospital discharge not best time to intensify diabetes medication in older adults

Intensification of diabetes medications in older adults at the point of discharge from hospital is associated with an increased risk for hypoglycemia, without gains in glycemic control, research suggests.