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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.

06-06-2018 | 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

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.

Authors:
Amar Puttanna, John Wilding

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.

Source:

Diabetes Care 2017; Advance online publication

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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