Individualize Type 2 Diabetes Regimens for Older Adults
More than 1 in 5 people over 65 have diabetes...and you can help ensure type 2 patients are managed appropriately.
Individualize care by focusing on health status, not just age.
Emphasize avoiding hypoglycemia. It's linked to an increased risk of falls, cognitive decline, and death. Explain that in many older adults, these risks often outweigh benefits of tight glucose control.