Thursday, 17 April 2014

IDF Global Guideline for Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes (International Diabetes Federation, 2013).

The Guideline for Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes was considered a necessary development following the launch of the International Diabetes Federation 2012 Global Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes.

This most recent Guideline is unique as it has been developed to provide the clinician with recommendations that assist in clinical management of a wide range of older adults such as those who are not only relatively well and active but those who are functionally dependent. We have included practical advice on assessment measures that enable the clinician to categorise all older adults with diabetes and allow the appropriate and relevant recommendations to be applied. The Guideline has been structured into main chapter headings dealing with expected areas such as cardiovascular risk, education, renal impairment, diabetic foot disease and so on, but also includes commonly addressed areas such as sexual health. Also included is a section of 'special consideration' where areas such as pain and end of life care are addressed.

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