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Diabetes Spectr. 2014 Feb;27(1):9-20. doi: 10.2337/diaspect.27.1.9.

Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Older Adults.


Older adults with type 1 diabetes are at high risk for severe hypoglycemia and may have serious comorbid conditions. Problems with cognition, mobility, dexterity, vision, hearing, depression, and chronic pain interfere with the ability to follow complex insulin regimens. With the development of geriatric syndromes, unpredictable eating, and frailty, treatment regimens must be modified with the goal of minimizing hypoglycemia and severe hyperglycemia and maximizing quality of life.

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