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Some older adults with type 2 diabetes may be overtreated

KEY POINT

Approximately one-quarter of older adults (≥75 y) with type 2 diabetes were treated with medications associated with a high risk of hypoglycemia to achieve tight glycemic control, according to an observational analysis of a large U.S. outpatient cohort published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

SOURCES

Arnold SV, et al. Use of intensive glycemic management in older adults with diabetes mellitus. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66(6):1190–4.

American Diabetes Association. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes–2018. Accessed September 8, 2018.