Clinical Features and Case Detection

Listening, looking and investigating
  • B. J. Martin
  • P. V. Knight

Abstract

Although glucose tolerance declines with age, very few elderly people are liable to complain of this to their general practitioner. However, diabetes is common and the increased risk of many debilitating complications, such as blindness and vascular disease, may be mitigated by early diagnosis and adequate care.

Keywords

Sugar Fatigue Crystallization Carbohydrate Ketone 

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Further reading

  1. Mann, J. L., Pyorala, K. and Teuscher, A. (1983) Diabetes in Epidemiological Perspective, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.Google Scholar
  2. Levin, M. E. (1982) Diabetes: the geriatric difference Geriatrics37(12) 41–45. Google Scholar
  3. Hindson, D. A. (1984) Diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus in Drug Treatment in the Elderly (ed. R. E. Vestal) Adis Health Science Press, Sydney.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1990

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  • B. J. Martin
  • P. V. Knight

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