Type II diabetes: A treatment approach for the older patient

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Abstract

Noninsulin-dependent (type II) diabetes mellitus occurs most commonly with advancing age. The disease is acconipanied by significant risk for morbidity of many organ systems and by risk for premature death. Morbidity arid mortality are linked to persistent elevation of blood glucose concentration of even moderate degree. Through diet, weight reduction, exercise, and drug therapies, it is possible to bring blood glucose concentrations to close to normal levels and to reduce the likelihood of development or progression of diabetic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalGeriatrics
Volume51
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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