Glycemic control in older adults: Applying recent evidence to clinical practice

Ajay Sood, David C. Aron

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Abstract

Glycemic goals and the decision to intensify glycemic control among older adults with diabetes must be individualized based on comorbid conditions and the risks associated with treatment. The duration of diabetes mellitus, baseline glycosylated hemoglobin value, prior history of cardiovascular disease, and history of severe hypoglycemia are important factors to consider. This article reviews how the management of diabetes mel-litus in this subgroup is changing in view of three recently reported randomized trials of intensive glycemic control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalGeriatrics and Aging
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Glycemic control
  • Glycemic goal
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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