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08-16-2019 | Linagliptin | News

Add-on linagliptin improves glycemic control in older people with type 2 diabetes

The addition of linagliptin to stable insulin treatment improves glycemic control without increasing the risk for clinically important hypoglycemia among older individuals with type 2 diabetes, randomized trial findings suggest.

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.

09-05-2018 | 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

08-02-2018 | Older adults | News

More evidence for harm of intensive diabetes treatment in older patients

Research shows an increased mortality risk associated with the use of intensive antidiabetes treatments in older patients with type 2 diabetes.

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 | 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

04-23-2018 | Glycemic control | Article

Mean HbA1c, HbA1c variability, and mortality in people with diabetes aged 70 years and older: a retrospective cohort study

Forbes et al. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2018. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30048-2

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.

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.

01-08-2018 | Older adults | News

Type 2 diabetes progression ‘minimal’ when diagnosed in older adults

Glycated hemoglobin levels deteriorate only slowly in most type 2 diabetes patients who are newly diagnosed when aged 70 years or older, say researchers.

09-22-2017 | Older adults | EASD 2017 | News

Optimizing outcomes: System and patient factors

An EASD session on optimizing patient outcomes included research into the effect of guideline adherence, predictors of changes in medication adherence, and overtreatment of older people with diabetes.

06-30-2017 | Depression | News

HbA1c variability predicts depression in elderly people with type 2 diabetes

High variability in glycemic control may be associated with depression in elderly people with type 2 diabetes, according to a large observational study.

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

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