Diabetes in the elderly
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Diabetes in the elderly a workshop for senior service providers

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Published by Diabetes Control Program, Division of Prevention, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health in [Boston, MA] .
Written in English


  • Diabetes,
  • Diabetes in old age,
  • Older people -- Diseases

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This workshop teaches elders about diabetes, behavioral issues and describes the diabetes team

Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited States. Administration on Aging, Diabetes Control Program (Mass.), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination41, [21] p.
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14503680M

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The book should not be called a practical handbook. Its very descriptive and concentrate on research work around diabetes in older people although there is not enough research done as author admits herself. It is a good resource for someone who is writing an s: 1. This book is intended for all members of the health care team who look after elderly people with diabetes mellitus. This includes specialist nurses in diabetes and care of the elderly, other nurses who might be involved with elderly diabetic patients, hospital doctors, general practitioners, dietitians, and other paramedical staff as well as students in these various disciplines. Diabetes Management in the Elderly. Erika Leung, 1,2. Supakanya Wongrakpanich, and Medha N. Munshi. 1–3 IN BRIEF. Older adults with diabetes present unique challenges and require considerations that are not traditionally associated with diabetes management. In this review, we focus on issues that are unique to the older population andCited by: 3. Epidemiology of Diabetes in Older Adults • More than 25% of the US population over 65 has diabetes • Half over 65 have prediabetes • Postprandial hyperglycemia is common in older adults Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: General Information and National Estimates on Diabetes in the United States.

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Of U.S. adults aged 65 and older, 25% have diabetes, a number expected to grow rapidly in the coming decades This population accounts for 40% of all. The number of older adults with diabetes is increasing in the United States and worldwide due to increased lifespan and the increased prevalence of diabetes in the geriatric population. One-third of the U.S. population over 65 years old has diabetes (1) with a projection of two-fold increased prevalence for those , and four-fold increased prevalence for those >75 years of age from to Cited by: More than 25% of the U.S. population aged ≥65 years has diabetes (1), and the aging of the overall population is a significant driver of the diabetes epidemic. Although the burden of diabetes is often described in terms of its impact on working-age adults, diabetes in older adults is linked to higher mortality, reduced functional status, and increased risk of institutionalization (2).   Diabetes Meal Planning. Español (Spanish) Related Pages. Counting carbs and the plate method are two common tools that can also help you plan meals. A meal plan is your guide for when, what, and how much to eat to get the nutrition you need while keeping your blood sugar levels in your target range. A good meal plan will take into account your.