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ELDERLY

Elderly patients are at higher risk of hypoglycemia especially when they are on medications. They are also at earlier and higher risk of geriatric syndromes like dementia, urinary incontinence, traumatic falls and fractures, dementia, cognitive impairment. With the increasing age, these patients will have physical inactivity (lack of regular exercise). Healthy elderly people with type 2 diabetes will have the same glucose control targets as young adults.