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Diabetes In The Elderly

Publication date: Monday, 09 July 2007
Contributor(s): Brenda Capaldi

As the world population continues to age and the proportion of the elderly suffering from diabetes increases compared to other age groups, the health burden of diabetes in the elderly is set to continue to rise. Practices need to be prepared to cope with a near doubling of the number of elderly people with diabetes over the next twenty years. In this article, we review the particular challenges of managing diabetes in the older patient.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 4, Number 3, May-June 2007
Print edition page(s): 128-131
Contributor(s): Brenda Capaldi

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