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Dr. Korytkowski discusses the scope of the burden and complications in the elderly population that are dealing with diabetes. She also discusses ways to maintain and improve elderly patients health status.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of diabetes among the elderly population
  • Define current recommendations for glycemic control in elderly adults with diabetes
  • Discuss the efficacy and safety of non-insulin therapies for older adults with type 2 diabetes

Reading Resources:

  1. Kirkman MS, Briscoe VJ, Clark N, Florez H, Haas LB, Halter JB, Huang ES, M.T. K, Munshi MN, Odegard PS, Prately RE, Swift CS: Diabetes in older adults. Diabetes Care 2012;35:1-15
  2. Halter JB, Musi N, McFarland Horne F, Crandall JP, Goldberg A, Harkless L, Hazzard WR, Huang ES, Kirkman MS, Plutzky J, Schmader KE, Zieman S, High KP: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease in older adults: current status and future directions. Diabetes 2014;63:2578-2589
  3. Huang ES, Laiteerapong N, Liu JY, John PM, Moffet HH, Karter AJ: Rates of complications and mortality in older patients with diabetes mellitus: the diabetes and aging study. JAMA Intern Med 2014;174:251-258
  4. Lipska KJ, Krumholz H, Soones T, Lee SJ: Polypharmacy in the Aging Patient: A Review of Glycemic Control in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. Jama 2016;315:1034-1045


Dr. Korytkowski has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 12/5/2018 | Last Modified On: 1/20/2021 | Expires: 12/21/2022

This course has been expired.