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Friday, January 23, 2015

Elderly Diabetics

In a large study of older male veterans with type 2 diabetes and dementia, about half had HbA1c levels below 7%, even though guidelines caution against such tight glycemic control in this type of patient population.
Moreover, three-quarters of the patients with tight glycemic control were receiving sulfonylureas and/or insulin, medications that are known to cause hypoglycemia.
This study of more than 15,000 community-dwelling veterans was published online January 15 in Diabetes Care./.../

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