Diabetes Care for the Older Patient
This is a practical guide to the specific issues surrounding diabetes care in older people. It is designed to update practitioners on current best practice, and alert them to the risks associated with diabetes and its therapy when treating older people.
The management of older people with diabetes requires careful attention to the specific needs of this age group. This practical handbook addresses the issues surrounding the care of older diabetic patients, including dementia, frailty, depression and cardiovascular risk. Intended for day-to-day use in clinical practice, each chapter closes with a list of salient practical points in the clinical management of older patients with diabetes. Concisely written by authorities in the field, this book is a valuable resource for all those involved in the diabetes care of older people .
Epidemiology of Diabetes in Older People.-Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia.-Depression in Older People with Diabetes.-Hypoglycaemia and the Older Person.-Cardiovascular Risk, Glucose and Targets for Management of Diabetes in Older People.-Diabetes and Frailty.-Perceptions of Users and Carers in Supporting Diabetes Care: Practical Guidance, Support and Information for Carers.-Management of Elderly People with Diabetes in Primary Care.-Appendix: HBA1c Conversion Chart for DCCT-aligned (%) and IFCC-standardised (mmol/mol) concentrations.