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Older diabetics face overtreatment risks
Modern Healthcare

Many older adults with diabetes may be overtreated for their disease, potentially leaving them more susceptible to more serious health threats as a result of adverse effects from medication, a new study warns.Many adults reach a hemoglobin A1C level, a measure of blood sugar, of below 7%, including among adults ages 65 and older who are relatively healthy, suggest recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (PDF). But more than half of adults ages 65 and older with diabetes registered a hemoglobin A1C level of less than 7% regardless of their health status, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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