The number of elderly patients with diabetes is increasing at a significant rate. Responding to this growth, this source serves as a solid arsenal of information on the varying presentations and challenges associated with diabetes in the geriatric patient, and supplies clearly written sections on the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes in elderly populations. With contributions from renowned authorities from the national and international institutions, this reference will depict the role of specific co-morbidities, socioeconomic aspects, and caregiver issues on the effective management of diabetes in the older adult.
"Its purpose is to specifically address how diabetes in older persons is different from diabetes in younger persons. This is a pioneering effort at such an approach….There is a broad audience here of all those who treat older persons with diabetes. All the authors are experts." —David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center), Doody’s Reviews
Introduction. Epidemiology. Biology of Aging and Glucose Homeostasis. Pathophysiology and Insulin Resistance. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes in Older Adults. Co-Morbidities in Older Adults with Diabetes. Hypertension. Lipid Disorders. Cognitive Dysfunction. Depression. Falls and Diabetes. Polypharmacy. Urinary Incontinence. Chronic Pain Syndrome. Erectile Dysfunction. Functional Disabilities. Complications of Diabetes in Older Adults. Care of Older Hospitalized Patients. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Complications. Peripheral Vascular Diseases. Nephropathy. Neuropathy. Eye Complications. Foot Care in Diabetes. Dermatological Complications. Hypoglycemia. Multidisciplinary Management of Diabetes in Older Adults. Goal Setting in Older Adults. Oral Agents. insulin. Medical Nutrition Therapy. Exercise. Diabetes Education in Older Adults. Monitoring. Risk Factor Management. Special Populations of Older Adults with Diabetes. Community Living Older Adults of Different Ethnicity. Management of Diabetes in Transitional Care Facilities. Management of Diabetes in Assisted Care and Nursing Home. Socio-Economic Aspects and Caregiver Issues. Economic Considerations. Community Support Services. Caregiver and Family Issues. Promising Research. Stem Cell Research. Pancreatic Transplantation. New Pharmacotherapy and Technologies.