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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.

Source:

Diabetes Obes Metab 2018; doi:10.1111/dom.13469

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

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

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