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DEFINITION

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) over the age of 65 years is a major public health problem.
  • Many biological changes likely contribute to increased insulin resistance with aging including: increased abdominal fat mass, decreased physical activity, mitochondrial dysfunction, hormonal changes, increased oxidative stress and inflammation, lower density of the glucose carrier GLUT4 in the muscle[6].
  • Presence of comorbidities, cognitive dysfunction and functional disabilities affect the management of diabetes, especially in the elderly.

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Last updated: August 1, 2017

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TY - ELEC T1 - Elderly and Diabetes ID - 547046 A1 - Emiliano,Ana,M.D. AU - Rastogi Kalyani,Rita,M.D., M.H.S. Y1 - 2017/08/01/ PB - Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide UR - https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547046/all/Elderly_and_Diabetes ER -