ADA, AGS Release Consensus Report on Diabetes in Older Adults
Adults age 65 and older are more likely to have diabetes than any other age group, but researchers and clinicians have the least amount of data regarding how best to treat this population, according to a consensus report published jointly by the American Diabetes Association and American Geriatrics Society.
The report, written by a Consensus Panel of diabetes experts from multiple disciplines, was published online Oct. 25 in Diabetes Care and in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The report outlines what diabetes experts know about older adults with diabetes, how the disease affects them differently than younger adults, what can be done to prevent or treat it and how best to fill the critical gaps in evidence to better address their needs.
For more information, click here for the AGS news release.