As people get older, their risk for type 2 diabetes increases. In fact, in the United States about one in four people over the age of 60 has diabetes.
If you already have diabetes, you may find that you need to adjust how you manage your condition as the years go by. This guide provides information for adults 55 years and older to help you take care of your diabetes over the long term, so that you can avoid or delay complications and live a long, happy, and active life.
Living with diabetes, while it can be effectively managed, can be tough at times. Every day is a new hurdle with unique challenges that you must jump over. As you get older, jumping over those hurdles can become a bit more challenging, but it’s not impossible. With age comes an increased risk for specific complications that require diligence and care to properly mitigate them.