Tight glycaemic control in elderly does more harm than good

Aiming for tight glycaemic control in patients over the age of 75 leads to poorer cognitive health and quality of life, a Sydney endocrinologist has warned.

Dr Soji Swaraj says the International Diabetes Federation’s guidelines for treating elderly patients with diabetes are “extremely vague”.

The guidelines recommend aggressive glycaemic control in independent patients and a gentler approach

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