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Clin Geriatr Med. 1999 May;15(2):239-53.

Pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in the elderly.

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Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre-UBC Site, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Diabetes is common in the elderly. Recently, investigators have begun to systematically study the pathogenesis of this illness in the aged. These studies suggest that although there are many similarities between diabetes in middle-aged and elderly subjects, there are several ways in which diabetes in the elderly is unique. These differences may have important therapeutic relevance to this patient population.

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