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Capsule 24 - Utilizing the DEINTENSIFY Strategy to Manage Diabetes in Older Adults

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Summary

For older adults with diabetes, deintensification of complex medication regimens is recommended to decrease polypharmacy and hypoglycemia, as long as targets for glycemic control can be met. Learn about how the DEINTENSIFY (Dementia, Elderly, Impaired renal function, Numerous comorbidities, Tight glycemic control, End of life phase, Nursing home residents, Significant weight loss, Inappropriate medications, Frequent hypoglycemia, Years of long diabetes) strategy can be used to identify older adults appropriate for deintensification based on patient characteristics and comorbidities.

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