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Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology

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    • People with diabetes are 21.8 times as likely to be admitted for skin ulcers/gangrene, 15 times as likely for peripheral vascular disease, 10 times as likely for congestive heart failure,…  
    • Due to the combined burdens and complications of diabetes, individuals at age 60 that are diagnosed with diabetes have a reduction in life expectancy and quality-of-life years of 7.3 and…  
    • Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death, contributing to approximately 225,000 deaths per year.