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 on January 01, 2003

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

Read More

Access further information on this document at

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

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.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.