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Complications Affect QOL in Older Adults with Diabetes

Older adults with diabetes are at increased risk for geriatric syndromes, such as depression and falls, as well as hypoglycemia resulting from drugs they are taking.

A new study reveals that geriatric syndromes and hypoglycemia are associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQL) as much as diabetes complications.

No association was found between significantly lower mental HRQL and having a geriatric syndrome or diabetes complication in general. However, some conditions, such as depression and being underweight, resulted in lower mental HRQL.

Amputation, coronary heart failure, falls, chronic pain, heart attack, depression, underweight, and hypoglycemia were more strongly associated with lower HRQL than diabetes-related factors, such as duration of diabetes and insulin use.

For more info, see Laiteerapong, N. (2011). Correlates of quality of life in older adults with diabetes: the diabetes & aging study. Diabetes Care, 34(8), 1749-1753.

 

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