Features and prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a rural population aged 80 and over of inner Sicily (Troina)

F. S. Feruglio, R. S. Spada, C. Roccasalva, V. Motta

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Abstract

Forty cases of diabetes mellitus (15 males and 25 females) were investigated in an ultra-octogenarian rural population of inner Sicily (Troina). Age, gender, education, voluptuary habits, psycho-physical conditions, occurrence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), body mass index (BMI), specific and non-specific therapy were evaluated. Psycho-physical conditions of diabetics as well as their actual abilities of taking drugs have also been recorded and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume22
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Body mass index
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
  • Octogenarians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)

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