Care of the Older Adult with Diabetes

Care of the Older Adult with Diabetes

Diabetes affects 1 out of 4 people over the age of 65. This is a very diverse group who require extra help navigating the complexities of the healthcare system and overcoming barriers to self-care. This session will discuss the physical and psychosocial challenges faced by the older adult living with diabetes. It will include considerations for setting blood glucose goals, identifying potential challenges with medication management, and strategies to reduce the risk of acute complications.

Presented on: Tuesday January 19, 2021 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET


KathyWarwick.jpgKathy Warwick RDN, CDCES

Kathy Warwick is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with 38 years of experience in several areas of dietetics practice. She is owner of Professional Nutrition Consultants, LLC in Madison, Mississippi, providing diabetes education and support, long term care consultation, hospice consultation, wellness program services, media communications and medical-legal consultation.

Kathy speaks regularly to community and professional groups and has presented multiple national webinars. She has authored several articles and serves as a medical reviewer for and Medical News Today. Kathy currently serves as the Associate Editor of On the Cutting Edge, for the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Past-President of the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys her grandbabies, gardening, caring for her chickens, yoga, and a weekly art class.

Credits: 1 CEU Pending


1. Discuss the physical and psychosocial challenges faced by older adults living with diabetes.

2. List the considerations for setting appropriate goals for blood glucose ranges and A1c.

3. Identify potential challenges with medication management and polypharmacy.

4. Explain strategies to minimize the risk of acute complications.

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