As the result of an increase in the ageing of the population and an expected rise in age-specific incidence, the number of elderly patients with diabetes mellitus will increase in most developed countries.
However, in elderly diabetic patients, the difference in prevalence of late complications such as microalbuminuria, neuropathy and atherosclerosis with that in the normal population tends to disappear.
In contrast retinopathy is a frequently occurring complication among elderly diabetics which does not appear in the normal population.
As a result there will be an increase in demand for health care by the elderly diabetic population in future and epidemiological research can help find a solution to this problem.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète non insulinodépendant, Complication, Prévention, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Endocrinopathie, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Service santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non insulin dependent diabetes, Complication, Prevention, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Endocrinopathy, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Health service
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Code Inist : 002B21E02C. Création : 199406.