Diabetes Resources for Older Adults
May 23, 2014
Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults. Close to 11 million people age 65 and older in the United States have diabetes. Research shows that older adults with diabetes are at risk for developing other health problems or already have complications such as nerve damage, vision problems and/or cardiovascular disease. The good news is older adults with diabetes can take steps to prevent or delay related health problems, and older adults at risk for type 2 diabetes can take steps to prevent or delay the disease.
The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Diabetes Resources for Older Adults page features a collection of resources that are designed to help older adults learn about diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention. Caregivers and health care professionals of older adults may also find helpful tools to enhance their understanding of issues that affect this population. The page includes resources from the NDEP and other federal and non-federal health information sources. Resources are reviewed by independent experts on diabetes care for older adults.
To learn more, visit http://ndep.nih.gov/older-adults