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Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly: role of the pharmacist in a multidisciplinary health care team

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, July 2012
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Title
Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly: role of the pharmacist in a multidisciplinary health care team
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Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, July 2012
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s21111
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Authors

Samuel Grossman

Abstract

Intensive glycemic control using insulin therapy may be appropriate for many healthy older adults to reduce premature mortality and morbidity, improve quality of life, and reduce health care costs. However, frail elderly people are more prone to develop complications from hypoglycemia, such as confusion and dementia. Overall, older persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus are at greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than from intermittent hyperglycemia; therefore, diabetes management should always include CVD prevention and treatment in this patient population. Pharmacists can provide a comprehensive medication review with subsequent recommendations to individualize therapy based on medical and cognitive status. As part of the patient's health care team, pharmacists can provide continuity of care and communication with other members of the patient's health care team. In addition, pharmacists can act as educators and patient advocates and establish patient-specific goals to increase medication effectiveness, adherence to a medication regimen, and minimize the likelihood of adverse events.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Malaysia 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Ghana 1 1%
Unknown 94 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Postgraduate 12 12%
Researcher 10 10%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 14 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 40%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 10%
Unspecified 3 3%
Psychology 3 3%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 17 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 September 2011.
All research outputs
#2,015,209
of 3,633,986 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#61
of 121 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,893
of 72,161 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#10
of 16 outputs
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