Type 1 Diabetes in Older Adults – Key Features and Management Guidance

As we recognise that type 1 diabetes mellitus is increasingly recognised even for the first time in older adults after the age of 60 years, it becomes imperative that we become familiar with the essential features of presentation and diagnosis for this condition in this age group. This session will focus on the salient characteristics of type 1 diabetes in older people, re-emphasise the key management issues, and review sensible but effective insulin regimens. The session concludes with a brief summary of the recently launched type 1 clinical guidelines from an international expert group and how these were developed, what format of methodology was employed, and how recommendations have been aligned with functional status and comorbidity.

Learning outcomes:

  • Delegates will accrue an appreciation of the major characteristics of type 1 diabetes in adults with a focus on older individuals particularly in the areas of diagnosis and management
  • Delegates will learn what the most appropriate insulin regimens are which are effective in maintaining good glucose control as well minimising hypoglycaemia
  • All delegates will acquire a knowledge of the modern approach to using methods for clinical recommendations in terms of functional status and co-existing morbidities – recommendations by category
  • All delegates will be provided with information that allows them to download the full guideline and will have gained a knowledge of the key clinical areas for the recommendations given

Tuesday 29 October 2019

16:10 - 16:50

T1 Diabetes

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Dr David Strain
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Diabetes and Vascular Research Centre, University of Exeter Medical School
MSc, MD, FRCP, Director, Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (FDROP), Diabetes Frail Ltd
Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Honorary Professor of Medicine, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of East Anglia