SAMIKSHA HEART AND DIABETIC CARE IN YELAHANKA NEW TOWN Diabetes Mellitus
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus increases with age, andapproximately half of all patients with diabetes in the U.S.are 65 years of age or older. As in younger individuals, theimpact of diabetes on cardiovascular risk is greater in olderwomen than in older men. Although very limited data areavailable on the effect of diabetes control on clinical outcomesin elderly patients, current guidelines recommendthat functional, cognitively intact individuals with goodlife expectancy be managed in similar fashion to youngeradults. In particular, hypertension and dyslipidemia shouldbe treated in accordance with existing guidelines, as therapyfor these conditions has been shown to reduce the risk ofcardiovascular complications in older diabetics.