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Diabetes mellitus – geriatrické syndromy, cíle a možnosti léčby ve vyšším věku

Title in English Diabetes mellitus – geriatric syndromes, therapeutic goals and options in the elderly patients


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other specializations of internal medicine
Keywords Diabetes; old age; geriatric syndromes; goals of treatment; treatment options
Description Diabetes mellitus (DM) occurs in elderly patients often in the context of multimorbidity and may participate in the creation and development of significant disability. It can then significantly influence all other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Treatment of DM in old age is based on the same principles as in younger individuals: diet, physical activity, event. drugs. The goals that need to be taken into account when selecting therapy DM: diabetic age; including life expectancy; the presence of macro-and microangiopathic complications; degree of self-sufficiency; family environment and economic conditions; nutritional habits (including. condition of teeth); other disabilities - mental, motor, visual and auditory. This article briefly describes the therapeutic possibilities of DM.

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