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Treatment of Diabetes in Older Adults: An Endocrine Society* Clinical Practice Guideline

Derek LeRoith, Geert Jan Biessels, Susan S Braithwaite, Felipe F Casanueva, Boris Draznin, Jeffrey B Halter, Irl B Hirsch, Marie E McDonnell, Mark E Molitch, M Hassan Murad, Alan J Sinclair
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2019 March 23
30903688

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to formulate clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of diabetes in older adults.

CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes, particularly type 2, is becoming more prevalent in the general population, especially in individuals over the age of 65 years. The underlying pathophysiology of the disease in these patients is exacerbated by the direct effects of aging on metabolic regulation. Similarly, aging effects interact with diabetes to accelerate the progression of many common diabetes complications. Each section in this guideline covers all aspects of the etiology and available evidence, primarily from controlled trials, on therapeutic options and outcomes in this population. The goal is to give guidance to practicing health care providers that will benefit patients with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2), paying particular attention to avoiding unnecessary and/or harmful adverse effects.

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