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Special Edition: Management of Diabetes in Geriatric Adults

This special series of Diabetes Core Update is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi.

Management of diabetes in geriatric adults is multifaceted and requires a comprehensive patient-centered approach from the healthcare team. The complexity of care in older adults is often compounded by factors such as neurocognitive decline, frailty, and the presence of multiple comorbidities. Diabetes treatment plans tailored to accommodate the unique needs and goals in this population may therefore involve less-stringent glycemic targets, a focus on preventing hypoglycemia, and attention to polypharmacy, among other considerations.

In this special three-part series, made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi, Diabetes Core Update host Dr. Neil Skolnik and special guest Dr. Medha Munshi (Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School) discuss the nuances of caring for diabetes in a geriatric population and strategies for individualization of treatment in these patients.

Please listen to each episode by clicking on the podcast players below or by freely subscribing to Diabetes Core Update via Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast platform.

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Total Time: 31:14 | File Size: 42.9 MB

Episode Notes

In this special episode of Diabetes Core Update: Focus on Geriatrics Part 3, our host, Dr. Neil Skolnik will discuss diabetes in a geriatric population with Dr. Medha Munshi, Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program.

In this episode we will discuss three cases, with each case presenting different challenges and ideas that are crucial in providing excellent diabetes care to older adults.

This special episode is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Medha Munshi, M.D., Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

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Total Time: 29:23 | File Size: 40.7 MB

Episode Notes

In this special episode on Diabetes in a Geriatric Population, our host, Dr. Neil Skolnik will discuss diabetes in a geriatric population with Dr. Medha Munshi, Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program, focusing on deintensification of therapy.

This special episode is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Medha Munshi, M.D., Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

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Total Time: 21:21 | File Size: 29.6 MB

Episode Notes

In this special episode on Diabetes in a Geriatric Population, our host, Dr. Neil Skolnik will discuss diabetes in a geriatric population with Dr. Medha Munshi, Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program.

This special episode is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Medha Munshi, M.D., Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Diabetes Core Update is a monthly audio podcast devoted to presenting and discussing the latest clinically relevant articles from ADA’s four scholarly journals: Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Users can freely access previous episodes of Diabetes Core Update here.

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