Geriatric diabetes is not as well understood as it is for the pediatric population. Treating a 40-year-old the same way as an 80-year-old is inappropriate. The diabetic patient’s family and physicians may not think about other complications such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, kidney disease, blindness and eye problems, nervous system disease, amputations, dental disease and depression. Treating more than one condition at a time can be tricky.
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