Drug consumption in elderly diabetics.

  title={Drug consumption in elderly diabetics.},
  author={J\orgen Gram and Else Marie Damsgaard},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  volume={7 4},
The drug use in 228 persons with diabetes was studied and compared with that of sex- and age-matched non-diabetic controls--all of whom were found by the screening of a well-defined Danish population aged 60-74 years. Ninety per cent of the diabetics had non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), as evaluated by a glucagon-C-peptide test. Information on daily use of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs was obtained by questionnaires and interviews. More than 80% of the diabetics used drugs… CONTINUE READING