Clinical management of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  title={Clinical management of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Richard E. Pratley and Matthew Gilbert},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  volume={124 1},
With an increase in life expectancy of the general population comes an increase in the number of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although the pharmacologic treatment options for elderly patients with T2DM are the same as for younger adults, management of this growing group poses unique challenges. Changes in renal and hepatic function and an increased prevalence of multiple comorbidities mandate an individually tailored treatment strategy that balances treatment benefits… CONTINUE READING

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