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Risk of Disability in Elderly Diabetic Patients

Claudio Marengo, Marco Comoglio

Data di pubblicazione: 09/2011

ISBN: 978-88-9741-906-8

In inglese. Disponibile in italiano

In elderly population, diabetes is often associated with a wide range of complications and comorbidities that can affect the patients’ ability to care for themselves, thus complicating the medical assistance. Furthermore, old patients frequently have to follow polypharmacy regimens, that can increase adverse events and drug-drug interactions and reduce the compliance to hypoglycemic agents.

The book provides an overview of the most common diabetes-related complications, supporting the clinician in the management of type 2 diabetes in the elderly: from the diagnosis of each complication, to the role of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.


General practitioners, diabetes specialists, geriatricians, internists

€ 14,99



Claudio Marengo
Internal Medicine Director, Santa Croce Hospital, Moncalieri (Torino), Italy

Marco Comoglio
Diabetes specialist, ASL TO5, Moncalieri (Torino), Italy

  • Quality of life and functional decline in the elderly diabetic patient
  • Eye complications
  • Falls in elderly people
  • Depression
  • Dementia and cognitive disturbances
  • Dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk
  • Diabetes treatment in elderly people