Prevenzione della disabilità e qualità dell'assistenza nel paziente diabetico anziano

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of disability and quality of care in aged type II diabetics

Giuseppe Paolisso, M. Barbieri, M. R. Rizzo, D. Manzella, R. Grella, A. M. Abbatecola, E. Ragno, G. Varricchio, N. Passariello, A. Gambardella

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Abstract

Type II diabetes and disability frequently occur in aged patients. The causes for such associations are represented by: a) poor metabolic control; b) occurrence of a pro-inflammatory status associated with the development or worsening of sarcopenia; c) presence of diabetic neuropathy. Factors regarding metabolic control can improved by the use of sufficient therapeutic agents. On the other hand, it seems important to have data regarding screening, diagnosis, occurrence of complications and type of therapy in diabetic patients followed up by a non specialistic setting such as, the one that can be found in Geriatric Units. The whole of such information will allow us to improve the quality of care of diabetic elderly patients with doubtless a benefit of social health expenses.

Translated title of the contributionPrevention of disability and quality of care in aged type II diabetics
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Volume51
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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