Diabetes and Fall Risk: Special Considerations in Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults– Identify the problem: review demographics of diabetes and falls in older adults. Discuss the medical and psychosocial complications of diabetes. Review evidenced based preventive care for older adults. Emphasize the critical importance of ‘geriatric syndrome’ identification and management. Present the literature review of increased risk of falls in people with diabetes. Discuss diabetes management with special considerations for older adults. Discuss fall prevention strategies. Identify partnerships for management of fall risk for people with diabetes: focus on patient self-management.
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