Care of the nursing-home resident with diabetes

Clin Geriatr Med. 1999 May;15(2):413-22.


Diabetes is a common and costly illness among elderly nursing-home residents. People with diabetes more often require skilled care, experience more frequent health problems and hospitalizations, and have longer nursing-home stays. This article provides information about recommendations for diabetes care in nursing homes, the current level of care, and strategies to improve the quality of care for residents with diabetes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diabetes Mellitus / nursing*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Female
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Homes for the Aged / standards*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Care / methods*
  • Nursing Homes / standards*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States