endocrinology
Type 2 diabetes

Insulin overtreatment still occurring in elderly patients

Insulin therapy is not being relaxed or discontinued in elderly people with type 2 diabetes, contrary to recommendations that treatment should reflect the changing risk-to-benefit ratio with life expectancy and health status. A US cohort study that followed 21,531 adults over 75 for 4 years found that discontinuation of insulin treatment was more common in ...

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