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Cukrovka jako civilizační nemoc a zásadní problém geriatrické medicíny.

Title in English Diabetes as a disease of civilization and a major problem in geriatric medicine.


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Sborník XVIII. Gerontologické dny Ostrava, Motto kongresu: „60+ A KVALITA ŽIVOTA
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other specializations of internal medicine
Keywords diabetes - etiopathogenesis - complications - treatment
Description The high incidence of DM in the elderly (including micro- and macrovascular complications) helps to reduce the chance of survival. This shortens in diabetes 50-59 of 6-7 years, between 60-69 for 4-5 years and more than 70 by about three years. From the above it is clear that the overall effect of comorbidities elderly diabetics is crucial. Increasing age at DM is also associated with more frequent hospitalizations due to rising polymorbidity and extended hospital stay compared with younger vintages.

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