Greater risk of insulin adverse events seen in older diabetes patients

07/21/2013 | (free registration)

Diabetes patients ages 80 and older were 2.5 times more likely to visit the emergency department and roughly five times more likely to be hospitalized because of insulin-related adverse events compared with those ages 45 to 64, researchers reported at the ADA 73rd Scientific Sessions. The findings were based on national surveillance data between 2007 and 2011.

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