Achieving glycemic control in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes: A critical comparison of current options

Ye Fong Du, Horng Yih Ou, Elizabeth A. Beverly, Ching Ju Chiu

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摘要

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing in the elderly. Because of the unique characteristics of elderly people with T2DM, therapeutic strategy and focus should be tailored to suit this population. This article reviews the guidelines and studies related to older people with T2DM worldwide. A few important themes are generalized: 1) the functional and cognitive status is critical for older people with T2DM considering their life expectancy compared to younger counterparts; 2) both severe hypoglycemia and persistent hyperglycemia are deleterious to older adults with T2DM, and both conditions should be avoided when determining therapeutic goals; 3) recently developed guidelines emphasize the avoidance of hypoglycemic episodes in older people, even in the absence of symptoms. In addition, we raise the concern of glycemic variability, and discuss the rationale for the selection of current options in managing this patient population.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)1963-1980
頁數18
期刊Clinical Interventions in Aging
9
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2014 十一月 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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