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Managing Diabetes In Elderly People

Written by Kate Kellaway

Living with diabetes can be difficult at the best of times, but it's even more challenging when you're elderly.

Diabetes in Australia

Diabetes mellitus describes several different conditions characterised by persistently high levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Type 1 diabetes typically arises before the age of 30, but improvements in its long-term management has seen increasing numbers of elderly people living with the disease.


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