All persons admitted to a medical school affiliated nursing home during a one-year period were evaluated as to their metabolic profile and diagnoses. Of 93 persons studied, 34 (36.6%) were diagnosed as having hypertension and 19 (20.4%) diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus. Ten (10.8%) of the persons admitted to the nursing home had both diseases co-existing. Of note, persons with both diseases had poorer control of their problems than persons with either disease alone. Persons with diabetes had the greatest number of co-existing problems. Diabetes and hypertension are common problems affecting persons admitted into the nursing home, and often occur together.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology