Review Article
Volume 16 Issue 2 - 2020
Diabetes Complications among Elderly in Family Practice
Sharifa Salem Alshehri1*, Lamees Yahya Saeed Ayedh2, Ibrahim Khaled Mohammed Ameen3, Heba Abdulaziz Ali Nawaz4, Raghad Mohammed Nasser Asiri5, Helal Jarallah Alharthi‏6, Moatasem Mohammed Modhish7, Ali Omar Alshargi8, Abdullah Ali Alshawaf9, Mohammad Abdullah Kabli10 and Mohammed Ibrahim Mufti11
1Consultant Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
3Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
4Forensic Center in Medina, Saudi Arabia
5Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia
6King Faisal Medical Complex-Taif, Saudi Arabia
7Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Saudi Arabia
8Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Saudi Arabia
9Baqaiq Primary Health Care Center, Saudi Arabia
10King Abdull Aziz Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
11Madinah General Hospital MHG in Medina City, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Sharifa Salem Alshehri, Consultant Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 07, 2020; Published: January 09, 2020


Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by persistent hyperglycemia. It may be due to impaired insulin secretion, resistance to peripheral actions of insulin, or both. Persistent hyperglycemia in uncontrolled diabetes can cause several complications, both acute and chronic. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD), blindness, kidney failure, and amputation of lower limbs. 

Aim: In this review, we will look into the complications of acute respiratory infection in elderly population. 

Methodology: The review is comprehensive research of PUBMED since the year 2002 to 2019. 

Conclusion: Diabetes should be prevented among older adults, or controlled to halt or slow the progression to otherwise inevitable complications, the public health community needs to develop, evaluate, and expand the reach of effective, targeted interventions that address the specific needs of older adults with or at risk for diabetes. Existing public health programs instituted to reach older diabetic patients may need to be modified to fully address their complex, specific needs and functional statuses, while remaining relevant to their interests and to the social and economic contexts in which they live. Possible modifications to these programs include greater use of lifestyle interventions, which have shown impressive early results.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Complications; Elderly


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Citation: Sharifa Salem Alshehri., et al. “Diabetes Complications among Elderly in Family Practice”. EC Microbiology 16.2 (2020): 01-07.

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