Guidelines for Improving the Care of the Older Person with Diabetes Mellitus

Published in: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, v. 51, no. 5, suppl., May 2003, p. S265-S280

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2002

by Arleen F. Brown, Carol Mangione, Debra Saliba, Catherine A. Sarkisian

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is highly prevalent and increasing in persons aged 65 and older, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities. The purpose of this guideline is to improve the care of older persons with DM by providing a set of evidence-based recommendations that include DM-specific recommendations individualized to persons with DM who are aged 65 and older and recommendations for the screening and detection of geriatric syndromes.

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