Diabetes in older people: position statement of The Hong Kong Geriatrics Society and the Hong Kong Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Reproduction

CW Wong, Jenny SW Lee, KF Tam, HF Hung, WY So, CK Shum, CY Lam, JN Cheng, SP Man, TW Auyeung
2017 Hong Kong Medical Journal  
A B S T R A C T Following a survey on the clinical practice of geriatricians in the management of older people with diabetes and a study of hypoglycaemia in diabetic patients, a round-table discussion with geriatricians and endocrinologists was held in January 2015. Consensus was reached for six domains specifically related to older diabetic people: (1) the considerations when setting an individualised diabetic management; (2) inclusion of geriatric syndrome screening in assessment; (3)
more » ... c and blood pressure targets; (4) pharmacotherapy; (5) restrictive diabetic diet; and (6) management goals for nursing home residents.
doi:10.12809/hkmj166140 pmid:29026049 fatcat:shbcsgl6kbc4lmvgijdiac2d6u