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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-64

Management of diabetes in elderly

Department of Medicine, UCMS, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Ashish Goel
Department of Medicine, UCMS, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jmgims.jmgims_9_18

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The population of elderly people is expected to rise significantly over the coming years. The prevalence of Diabetes is also increasing in elderly. In view of co-morbidities present in elderly diabetics the approach to manage diabetes in them vary significantly from that I younger population. To facilitate better management the International Diabetic Federation has classified diabetics in to three categories. The lifestyle modification and self-management education are the cornerstones. As far as possible poly pharmacy should be avoided. Beside pharmacological therapy, a multidisciplinary and holistic approach is needed to manage diabetes in elderly.

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