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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

03-14-2018 | Older adults | News

DUKPC 2018 in brief

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.

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.

Authors:
Amar Puttanna, John Wilding

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. 

Author:
Jay Shubrook

09-28-2017 | Hypoglycemia | News

Ambiguous symptoms may disguise hypoglycemia in elderly patients

Research suggests that older diabetes patients, particularly those using insulin, often have nonspecific symptoms of hypoglycemia that are overlooked by healthcare providers.

Source:

Prim Care Diabetes 2017; Advance online publication

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.

Source:

EASD 2017; Lisbon, Portugal: 11–15 September

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