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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.

12-05-2018 | Empagliflozin | News

Empagliflozin beneficial for uncontrolled nocturnal hypertension

The addition of empagliflozin reduces nighttime blood pressure in older diabetes patients who have nocturnal hypertension despite medication including angiotensin receptor blockers, show findings from a randomized trial.

12-03-2018 | Liraglutide (T2DM) | medwireNews | News

Older type 2 diabetes patients may derive greatest liraglutide benefits

The LEADER investigators report that treatment with the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide may be of particular benefit in the oldest patients with type 2 diabetes.

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.

06-26-2018 | Insulin glargine | ADA 2018 | News

Gla-300 self-titration manageable in type 2 diabetes regardless of age

Insulin titration benefits individuals with type 2 diabetes regardless of age or whether it is self- or physician-managed, according to data presented at the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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

03-14-2018 | Older adults | News

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.

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).

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. 

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.

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.

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