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  1. Nettles, Anne T. MSN, RN, CS, BC-ADM


The widespread problem of diabetes mellitus is increasingly more common among older adults. Management strategies are continually changing, leaving geriatric care providers in need of continuous accessible information relevant to their population. Nearly all body systems may be altered by long-standing diabetes with hyperglycemia. Many of the chronic effects of diabetes resemble advanced symptoms of other chronic conditions. Coupled with changes of aging, older adults with diabetes may be much more compromised than expected on the basis of age alone. Caregivers must anticipate diabetes-related impairment and, with thorough assessment of the individual, are more equipped to deliver appropriate care.