Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

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: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151--157

Management of diabetes mellitus type-2 in the geriatric population: Current perspectives


Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa1, Vishal Sehgal2, Sanjay Kalra3, Manash Pratim Baruah4 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, The Common Wealth Medical College, Scranton, PA 18510, USA
3 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and B.R.I.D.E., Karnal, Haryana, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, ECXEL Center, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab
India

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased exponentially throughout the world and there is rapid increase in elderly diabetics. DM is associated with increased mortality and considerable morbidity including stroke, heart disease, and diminished quality of life in the elderly. However, the unique features of geriatric diabetes have not been given due a prominence in medical literature. Hypoglycemia remains the biggest complicating factor and needs to be avoided in the elderly. Most people in the geriatric age group have some degree of renal insufficiency and medications need to be adjusted wisely with changing renal profile. Because safer and more effective pharmacological therapy is available, an individual approach to DM in the elderly is essential.


How to cite this article:
Bajwa SJ, Sehgal V, Kalra S, Baruah MP. Management of diabetes mellitus type-2 in the geriatric population: Current perspectives.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2014;6:151-157


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Bajwa SJ, Sehgal V, Kalra S, Baruah MP. Management of diabetes mellitus type-2 in the geriatric population: Current perspectives. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];6:151-157
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