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Older adults and type 1 diabetes

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

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 [read more].

Get more on: Mental health and diabetesDiabetes complications and comorbidities | Diabetes in older adults

Case report

Sudden onset of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes mellitus in a 93-year-old woman: A case report

Elderly patient with doctor

Oriot and colleagues report a case of sudden onset autoimmune type 1 diabetes with ketoacidosis in a 93-year-old woman, and summarize the available literature [read more].
Oriot P et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1170-7

Get more on: Flash glucose monitoring | Older adults | Ketoacidosis | Type 1 diabetes medication

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Glycemic variability modifies mortality risk in older diabetes patients

Elderly diabetic patient (symbolic image with models)

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.

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Diabetes and blood pressure in the elderly: Which medications to use when; tips for achieving target

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - What medications can I use?

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 [watch the video 11:08].

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Older adults | Medications

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Individualization of diabetes treatment: Considerations for frail, elderly patients with heart failure

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - How can we individualize treatment

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook talks to treatment individualization specialist David Strain about the treatment challenges presented by older adults, and the implications for tailoring hypertension therapy in this diverse population [watch the video 11:40].

Get more on: Older adults | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

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08-14-2018 | Depression | News

Depressive symptoms forecast disability in older adults with recent diabetes

An increase in depressive symptoms around the time of a new diabetes diagnosis in older adults is associated with increasing difficulty in performing daily activities such as shopping, walking, and dressing, US researchers report.

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.

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.

Themed collections

06-07-2017 | Psychosocial care | Themed collection | Collection

Psychosocial care in diabetes

This content collection summarizes recent publications dealing with various aspects of psychosocial care in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This collection has been developed on behalf of Diabetes UK

Journal articles and book chapters

07-18-2018 | Mental health | Review | Article

Cognitive decline and dementia in diabetes mellitus: Mechanisms and clinical implications

Biessels GJ, Despa F. Nat Rev Endocrinol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0048-7

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

06-19-2017 | Older adults | Article

Diabetes mellitus: A risk factor for seizures in the elderly. A population-based study

Baviera M et al. Acta Diabetol 2017; 54: 863–870. doi: 10.1007/s00592-017-1011-0

04-16-2016 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

The psychosocial challenges and care of older adults with diabetes: “Can’t do what I used to do; can’t be who I once was”

Beverly EA et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 48. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0741-7

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing diabetes professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Slides

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within diabetes management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

Independent Medical Education

Educational programs building upon the most current research and professional practice recommendations, with the aim of enabling more efficient diagnosis, optimizing treatment, and improving patient outcomes.

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