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Please write your picture caption hereOlder Peoples Diabetes Network


Diabetes in older people is common, often serious and complex. 


  • One in four older people in residential and nursing care will have diabetes and preventing complications in this group is a priority. 

  • Diabetes and age-related decline are strongly associated with major metabolic disturbance, vascular disease, functional loss, cognitive dysfunction, depressive illness, infections and falls.  

  • Innovative strategies are needed to minimise the negative impact of diabetes in this group. 


The challenge is to ensure that diabetes is not a barrier to excellent care in old age and that old age is not a barrier to excellent diabetes care.    


For details download the document below or click to read the older peoples network information sheet.