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News

17-06-2020 | Continuous glucose monitoring | Highlight | News

Variable CGM benefits in high-risk subgroups

Continuous glucose monitoring is well accepted and reduces time in hypoglycemia among older individuals with type 1 diabetes, report researchers in JAMA.

20-04-2020 | Older adults | News

Narrower glucose range optimal for elderly Asians with comorbidities

Narrower target glucose range than currently recommended may produce the lowest cardiovascular and mortality risk in older Asian people with type 2 diabetes, say the authors of a real-world study.

30-03-2020 | Older adults | News

Diabetes may compromise long-term outcomes in older people undergoing cardiac rehabilitation

Older people with and without diabetes experience similar short-term improvements in exercise capacity following cardiac rehabilitation, but those with diabetes fare worse after 1 year, EU-CaRE study results suggest.

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Opinion

04-03-2019 | Mental health | Editorial | Article

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetologist Amar Puttanna addresses growing concerns about the rise of dementia in diabetes care and highlights where guidelines, research efforts, and management options are needed to tackle this comorbidity.

13-02-2018 | 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.

14-12-2017 | 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

05-09-2018 | Older adults | Review | Article

Diabetes treatment in the elderly: Incorporating geriatrics, technology, and functional medicine

Valencia WM et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 95. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1052-y

18-07-2018 | Mental health | Review | Article

Cognitive decline and dementia in diabetes mellitus: Mechanisms and clinical implications

Biessels GJ, Despa F. Nat Rev Endocrinol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0048-7

05-04-2017 | 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

Case reports

06-06-2018 | Type 1 diabetes | Case report | Article

Sudden onset of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes mellitus in a 93-year-old woman: A case report

Oriot P et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1170-7

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