Too many older diabetes patients are being overtreated

Up to 11 percent of older Americans insured through Medicare are receiving too much medication to control their diabetes, and around 7 percent are being undertreated. This is according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which is published by Springer. The research involved the analysis of Medicare insurance claims data in 2011 from 78,792 diabetes patients 65 years and older living in ten eastern American states. Medicare is a US federal health insurance program primarily for people who are 65 or older.

Too many older diabetes patients are being overtreated

Up to 11 percent of older Americans insured through Medicare are receiving too much medication to control their diabetes, and around 7 percent are being undertreated. This is according to a ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Too many older diabetes patients are being overtreated, Thu 14 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

Time to dial back on diabetes treatment in older patients? Study finds 11 percent are overtreated

Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients ...

Sat 16 Sep 17 from ScienceDaily

Time to dial back on diabetes treatment in older patients? Study finds 11 percent are overtreated, Fri 15 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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