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Hypoglycemia in Older People - A Less Well Recognized Risk Factor for Frailty

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dc.contributor.author Abdelhafiz, Ahmed H.
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Mañas, Leocadio
dc.contributor.author Morley, John E.
dc.contributor.author Sinclair, Alan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-18T18:05:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-18T18:05:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Abdelhafiz, A. H., Rodríguez Mañas, L., Morley, J. E., & Sinclair, A. J. (2015). Hypoglycemia in older people - A less well recognized risk factor for frailty. Aging and disease, 6(2), 156. https://doi.org/10.14336/AD.2014.0330 spa
dc.identifier.issn 2152-5250
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/8810
dc.description.abstract Recurrent hypoglycemia is common in older people with diabetes and is likely to be less recognized and under reported by patients and health care professionals. Hypoglycemia in this age group is associated with significant morbidities leading to both physical and cognitive dysfunction. Repeated hospital admissions due to frequent hypoglycemia are also associated with further deterioration in patients’ general health. This negative impact of hypoglycemia is likely to eventually lead to frailty, disability and poor outcomes. It appears that the relationship between hypoglycemia and frailty is bidirectional and mediated through a series of influences including under nutrition. Therefore, attention should be paid to the management of under nutrition in the general elderly population by improving energy intake and maintaining muscle mass. Increasing physical activity and having a more conservative approach to glycemic targets in frail older people with diabetes may be worthwhile. spa
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dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.title Hypoglycemia in Older People - A Less Well Recognized Risk Factor for Frailty spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 3.697 JCR (2015) Q1, 9/49 Geriatrics & Gerontology spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.14336/AD.2014.0330
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Diabetes en ancianos spa
dc.subject.uem Calidad de vida spa
dc.subject.unesco Sistema endocrino spa
dc.subject.unesco Anciano spa
dc.subject.unesco Calidad de vida spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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