TITLE

Weighing the Potential Benefits and Risks of Antidiabetic Agents in Older Adults

AUTHOR(S)
Neumiller, Joshua J.; Soule Odegard, Peggy; Haines, Stuart T.
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Diabetes Spectrum;Summer2012, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p172
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents the case study of an 81-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department (ED) after a fall in her kitchen and was subsequently hospitalized with a hip fracture due to a hypoglycemia event. She was told to discontinue glyburide, referred to a dietitian for education regarding diet and hypoglycemia management, given lisinopril, 5 mg daily, and recommended an assessment of the home environment for fall hazards. The risks of antidiabetic agents are included.
ACCESSION #
78936380

 

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