Perspectives on the Barriers and Benefits of Diabetes Technology in Older Adults with Diabetes in the USA

Kristen DeCarlo, Grazia Aleppo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The population of older adults with diabetes is growing worldwide; thanks to advances in medical therapy, more people with diabetes reach the age of ≥65 years. Older adults with diabetes are at increased risk for age-related comorbidities and diabetes-related complications that may affect their ability to continue to be independent in the activities of daily life and diabetes self-management. Diabetes technology has emerged in the last two decades as a branch of diabetes management with well-established benefits for children and adults with diabetes. The use of diabetes technology in older adults has potential benefits, which have been reported in recent literature; however, there are challenges to its implementation for older adults with age-related or diabetes-related comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUS Endocrinology
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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