Atypical presentation of diabetes mellitus in the elderly

S. R. Gambert

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Diabetes mellitus is a common problem affecting the elderly. Unfortunately, many people learn they have a problem only after late sequelae of the disease are present. Classic symptoms of hyperglycemia may be lacking or confused with other age-prevalent problems or the aging process itself. Any change in condition, whether medical or psychological, deserves a glucose control assessment. Because of problems in diagnosis, glucose screening has been advocated. Only by diagnosing diabetes mellitus early can late complications be prevented and a high quality of life assured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-729
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in geriatric medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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