Essential steps in primary care management of older people with Type 2 diabetes: an executive summary on behalf of the European geriatric medicine society (EuGMS) and the European diabetes working party for older people (EDWPOP) collaboration


We present an executive summary of a guideline for management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care written by the European Geriatric Medicine Society, the European Diabetes Working Party for Older People with contributions from primary care practitioners and participation of a patient’s advocate. This consensus document relies where possible on evidence-based recommendations and expert opinions in the fields where evidences are lacking. The full text includes 4 parts: a general strategy based on comprehensive assessment to enhance quality and individualised care plan, treatments decision guidance, management of complications, and care in case of special conditions. Screening for frailty and cognitive impairment is recommended as well as a comprehensive assessment all health conditions are concerned, including end of life situations. The full text is available online at the following address: essential_steps_inprimary_care_in_older_people_with_diabetes_-_EuGMS-EDWPOP___3_.pdf.

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College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Prevention,Glucose lowering therapy,Cognitive disorders,Frailty,Type diabetes mellitus,Integrative care,Humans,Aged,Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2,Primary Health Care,Consensus,Geriatrics
Publication ISSN: 1720-8319
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:29
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 09:51
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-11
Published Online Date: 2023-09-04
Accepted Date: 2023-07-26
Submitted Date: 2023-06-26
Authors: Bourdel-Marchasson, Isabelle
Maggi, Stefania
Abdelhafiz, Ahmed
Bellary, Sri (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5924-5278)
Demurtas, Jacopo
Forbes, Angus
Ivory, Philip
Rodríguez-Mañas, Leocadio
Sieber, Cornel
Strandberg, Timo
Tessier, Daniel
Vergara, Itziar
Veronese, Nicola
Zeyfang, Andrej
Christiaens, Antoine
Sinclair, Alan



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