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03-04-2019 | 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.

12-19-2018 | Older adults | News

Type 2 diabetes may hasten cognitive decline

A prospective study reveals accelerated declines in some measures of cognitive performance among people with type 2 diabetes.

08-14-2018 | Depression | News

Depressive symptoms forecast disability in older adults with recent diabetes

An increase in depressive symptoms around the time of a new diabetes diagnosis in older adults is associated with increasing difficulty in performing daily activities such as shopping, walking, and dressing, US researchers report.

08-02-2018 | Depression | Article

Trajectory of disability in older adults with newly diagnosed diabetes: Role of elevated depressive symptoms

Wu CY et al. Diabetes Care 2018: dc180007. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0007

07-18-2018 | 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

07-06-2018 | Osteoporosis | Article

FRAX tool in type 2 diabetic subjects: The use of HbA1c in estimating fracture risk

Valentini A et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1187-y

07-04-2018 | Mental health | Article

Factors associated with type 2 diabetes in patients with vascular dementia: A population-based cross-sectional study

Liu CL et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 45. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0273-z

06-24-2018 | Insulin degludec | ADA 2018 | News

Degludec benefits consistent in elderly patients

Degludec delivers the same magnitude of protection against hypoglycemia relative to glargine across patient age groups, shows analysis of the SWITCH 2 and DEVOTE trials.

06-21-2018 | Sleep disorders | Article

Relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes

Zhu B et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1181-4

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

06-06-2018 | Mental health | Article

The relationship between sleep and cognitive function in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

Saetung S et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1166-3

05-25-2018 | Diabetes self-management | Article

Type 1 diabetes self-management from emerging adulthood through older adulthood

McCarthy MM, Grey M. Diabetes Care 2018. doi: 10.2337/dc17-2597

04-19-2018 | Older adults | Highlight | 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.

02-19-2018 | Older adults | Practical approach | Article

Diabetes in the elderly

This review takes a practical approach to the assessment, nursing care, and medical treatment of diabetes in the elderly, highlighting major challenges and suggesting solutions to common clinical problems.

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.

02-07-2018 | Medications | Ask the expert | Video

Diabetes and blood pressure in the elderly: Which medications to use when; tips for achieving target

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook follows up with treatment individualization specialist David Strain on the treatment challenges presented by older adults, and the implications for tailoring hypertension therapy in this diverse population (11:08).

01-26-2018 | 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.

12-22-2017 | Depression | News

Depression and severe dysglycemia increase the risk for each other

A bidirectional relationship between depression and severe dysglycemia exists among older people with type 1 diabetes, indicating a need for increased vigilance in this population.

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. 

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