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Diabetes treatment in the elderly: A multi-morbid patient case study

Elderly woman with medication (symbolic image with model)

Primary care physician Jay Shubrook shares his recommendations for diabetes management in a 72-year-old, multi-morbid patient.

Get more on: Older adults with type 2 diabetes | Diabetes comorbidities

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Type 2 diabetes sex disparities persist into very old age

Carer chatting with elderly patient (symbolic image with models)

Known sex differences among younger patients with type 2 diabetes persist among those aged 90 years and older, particularly optimal use of cardiovascular preventive therapies which is significantly less likely among women than men, Spanish research shows.

Expert opinion editorial

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

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Older type 2 diabetes patients may derive greatest liraglutide benefits

Elderly diabetic patient (symbolic image with models)

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.

Journal article

Relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes

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The authors examined the relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes, including both subjective and objective sleep assessments and controlling for potential covariates [read more].
Zhu B et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1181-4

Get more on:  Diabetic complicationsType 2 diabetes

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.

Expert opinion editorial

Does setting treatment targets risk the overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in older patients?

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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 [read more].

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

Ask the expert

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

11-06-2019 | Older adults | Case study | Article

Diabetes treatment in the elderly: A multi-morbid patient case study

Primary care physician Jay Shubrook shares his recommendations for diabetes management in a 72-year-old, multi-morbid patient.

09-24-2019 | Type 2 diabetes | Podcast | Article

How was it for you? The experts discuss EASD 2019

Our clinical advisors discuss their EASD 2019 highlights, including new treatment options for children and older adults with type 2 diabetes, the complexities surrounding hypoglycemia prevention, and the implications of the VERIFY trial.

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.

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

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 | Depression | Article

Trajectory of disability in older adults with newly diagnosed diabetes: Role of elevated depressive symptoms

Wu CY et al. Diabetes Care 2018: dc180007. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0007

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

07-06-2018 | Osteoporosis | Article

FRAX tool in type 2 diabetic subjects: The use of HbA1c in estimating fracture risk

Valentini A et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1187-y

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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