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Alzheimer's Disease Could Be A Third Form Of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer's memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes.

Annual Flu Shots May Be of Little Benefit to the Elderly
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
After years of telling patients with diabetes that they need to get flu shots, we now are learning that the elderly may receive little to no benefit from annual influenza vaccinations, according to a review of current evidence study.

Screen for PAD and Treat as CAD
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Screening for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) should be performed routinely in all elderly patients and younger ones with cardiovascular risk factors, and should be aggressively treated just as coronary artery disease (CAD).

Depression Care Management Can Reduce Mortality in Older Patients With Diabetes
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007
Depression care management may reduce 5-year mortality in older primary care patients with both depression and diabetes, according to the results of a new study.

Healthy Lifestyle in Middle Age Reduces Mortality and CVD Later in Life
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Adoption of 4 healthy lifestyle habits in middle age is associated with a 40% reduction in all-cause mortality and 35% reduction in CVD events within 4 years.

Heart Care Below Par in Older Diabetics: Study
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
A low proportion of elderly individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive heart-protecting drugs like aspirin, blood pressure-lowering drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a new study.

Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Brain Atrophy in the Elderly
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007
Type 2 diabetes has a negative effect on brain tissue volumes and regional cerebral perfusion in elderly patients, according to researchers.

Lack of Diabetes Care in Nursing Homes
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
We have guidelines on how to mange diabetes for the outpatient and the hospital patient, but we have no guidelines for treating people in nursing homes and the results of a study showed that only 38 percent are at goal.

Elderly Diabetics Life Expectancy is Reduced
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
People who develop diabetes late in life often suffer from a range of diabetes-related complications, and their life expectancy is shorter than that of nondiabetic individuals of the same age, a new study shows.

Diabetes and Heart Failure Is Double Trouble for Older Women
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that the effect of diabetes on the severity of illness and risk of death for patients with heart failure is much worse in women than men. The effect is even more pronounced in older patients.

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