Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 27th, 2003
According to recent research published in the journal Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, "The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing in the elderly. Although type 1 diabetic patients are living longer, over 95% of elderly people affected with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. This segment of the population, comprising men and women older than 65 years of age, is more likely to develop coexisting illnesses predisposing to the development of diabetes and complicating its management."
"In addition to changes in lifestyle, inherent age-related...
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