Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons With Diabetes

@inproceedings{Preumont2009SpecialCI,
  title={Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons With Diabetes},
  author={Vanessa Preumont and Michel P Hermans and Martin Buysschaert and Jacques Jamart},
  year={2009}
}
Life expectancy at birth in the United States was 78.1 years in 2008 and older people will represent more than 20% of all Americans by 2036. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the number of older Americans will rise to 80.5 million by 2050. The burden of diabetes is high among older Americans and is increasing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that, as of 2010, one in five non-institutionalized older Americans had been diagnosed with diabetes and they accounted… CONTINUE READING

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