About this Research Topic
Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare is delighted to be launching this exciting Research Topic to highlight the International Day of Older Persons on the 1st October 2021. International Day of Older Persons aims to raise awareness of the impact of an ageing population and the need to ensure that people can grow old with dignity and continue to participate in society as citizens with full rights. Diabetes in older adults is not only more prominent, but also linked to higher mortality, more co-morbidities, and an increased risk of institutionalization, therefore significantly decreasing the quality of life of affected individuals. International Day of Older Persons presents the opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges associated with diabetes in the elderly population, and help patients to maintain a normal healthy lifestyle, a high level of functioning and minimize complications.
This Research Topic is led by an expert team of Clinical Diabetes specialists and showcases recent discoveries in the understanding of diagnosis and management of diabetes in an aging population, as well as the associated complications related to both disease and treatment. All article types accepted by Frontiers are encouraged.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Elderly, Aging, Co-Morbidities, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications Quality of Life
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