Less is more for older diabetes patients

Glucose and blood pressure control can be eased off in over-65s, particularly if they have multiple comorbidities, experts have recommended.

A new report from America’s leading diabetes and geriatrics groups urges a common-sense, holistic approach to diabetes management in older adults, and that life expectancy take a central role in treatment decisions.

It proposes relaxed targets for HbA1C and blood pressure, depending on the likely long-term