Diabetes treatment for elders!!

A study published in the journal of general internal medicine suggests older people with diabetes are often over-treated ,putting them at increased risk of potentially life threatening complications!
Aggressive glycaemic control can lead to hypoglycaemia,cardio-vascular events, cognitive impairment, fractures and even death.
Deintensification of diabetes treatment may be more beneficial for some. Effective treatment of diabetes requires a major shift towards individualised treatment, identifying patients who may benefit from more intensive treatment from those who may need less.
The study authors note: Deintensification of diabetic therapy is often clinically appropriate for older adults because the benefit of aggressive diabetes treatment declines with age while the risk s increase.

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