Chapter 18. Diabetes in the Older Person

  1. Trisha Dunning RN, MEd, PhD, CDE, FRCNA

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774649.ch18

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice

How to Cite

Dunning, T. (2003) Diabetes in the Older Person, in Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774649.ch18

Author Information

  1. Professor Director Endocrinology and Diabetes Nursing Research and Clinical Nurse Consultant, Diabetes Education, St Vincent's Hospital and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101110

Online ISBN: 9780470774649

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Keywords:

  • older people;
  • lipid metabolism;
  • drug pharmacokinetics;
  • health problems;
  • cardiac insufficiency

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Key points

  • Introduction

  • Metabolic changes

  • Aims of treatment

  • Education approaches

  • Access and equity to diabetes services

  • Factors that can affect metabolic control

  • Infection

  • Quality of life

  • Safety

  • Medications

  • Nutrition

  • Hypoglycaemia

  • Diabetes and falls

  • Nursing care