CHAPTER20

Older Adults and Diabetes

In This Chapter

  • Aging and diabetes
  • Diabetes management differences for older adults
  • Nutrition issues in older adults
  • Maintaining physical activity

Because older adults have a wide range of physical ability and fitness levels, the term elderly won’t be used here; instead, we use the term older adults, which applies to anyone 65 years and up. While the number of older adults with type 1 diabetes is increasing as people are living longer and healthier with diabetes, the number of people in this age group with type 2 diabetes is significantly higher. So in this chapter, we review unique concerns for older adults ...

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