ADA seeks new treatment approaches for the elderly

11/12/2012 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

In an effort to bolster prevention and treatment options for elderly patients with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association gathered a group of experts that is expected to publish its findings later this year. More than one-fourth of Americans older than 65 have diabetes and even more have prediabetes, the CDC says, and the ADA report projects those numbers will continue to increase. Older patients with diabetes are often left out of clinical research, leaving gaps in the knowledge of how to treat the disease in the elderly, according to the researchers.

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