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Quiz: What are the unique health concerns of elderly people with diabetes?
by Staff
The prevalence of diabetes and its related health complications is staggering in the elderly population. If you are taking care of an elderly family member who has diabetes, he or she will have unique health concerns. Take this quiz to learn how the elderly with diabetes should be medically treated.

What age does the term “elderly” refer to?

  • 60
  • 65
  • 70

What is the leading cause of disability and death among the elderly?

  • infection
  • heart attacks and strokes
  • cancer

Will elderly people with diabetes all have the same health concerns?

  • always
  • sometimes
  • never

What diabetes-related medical concerns in the elderly typically go unaddressed by doctors?

  • depression and falls
  • incontinence and appropriate medication use
  • both of the above

What should the elderly person's treatment focus on?

  • life expectancy and functional status
  • cognitive impairment and social support
  • both of the above

How is an elderly person's blood glucose level monitored?

  • self-monitoring
  • routine A1C blood tests
  • both of the above

Besides regular medical checkups, what is recommended for elderly people with diabetes?

  • family therapy
  • support groups
  • diabetes education

What should elderly individuals with diabetes be closely monitored for?

  • tumors and cancer
  • lung problems
  • drug interactions

Doctors who treat the elderly with diabetes should _______.

  • follow standard elderly treatment guidelines
  • use their own intuition and knowledge
  • establish an individualized treatment plan

All elderly patients should be screened for what mental health condition?

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • psychosis