Treatment of Diabetes

  • Kenneth L. Minaker
  • Linda A. Morrow


Diabetes mellitus may affect up to 20% of individuals over the age of 65 years. Treatment of older patients with diabetes mellitus demands careful consideration because of its prevalence and the associated multiple chronic comorbidities that require care. Currently comprising more than 12% of the United States population, the elderly population is expected to increase to 22% by the year 2040.1 There are almost 3 million of the oldest old— those individuals 85 years and older—who experience the greatest degree of medical dependency. The oldest-old group is expected to grow to 13 million by the year 2040.2


Nursing Home Glucose Intolerance Nursing Home Resident Oral Hypoglycemic Agent Diabetic Individual 
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  • Linda A. Morrow

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