Meeting the challenge of caring for older adults living with diabetes

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February 23, 2021

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Disclosures: Warwick reports she serves on the advisory board for Hormel Health Labs. Weiner reports she is a clinical adviser to Livongo Health.

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In this issue, Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, FADCES, talks with Kathy W. Warwick, RD, CDCES, about special considerations when working with older adults with diabetes.

Why is the topic of caring for older adults with diabetes so important today?

Susan Weiner

Kathy W. Warwick

Warwick: Estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65 years by the year 2030, and diabetes currently affects more than 25% of those in this age group. Prediabetes is also present in about half of those over age 65 and is likely to progress to type 2 diabetes if no lifestyle changes are made…

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