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posted: August 31, 2008

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Timely Tip: Warning Signs of Diabetes in the Elderly

Caregivers need to be ever-watchful for the telltale signs of diabetes in their elderly loved ones, who represent the fast-growing population segment diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Here are a few key signs to look for:

  • Abrasions or ulcers, especially on the feet
  • Signs of bad circulation, such as complaints about pins and needles in the lower legs and feet
  • Complaints about blurred vision, which could point to retinopathy
  • Frequent urination, bladder infections or kidney pain, which may indicate damage to the kidneys.

To get the full story on ways diabetes among the elderly and how family caregivers can help, read the feature article Caregiver Challenge: Helping Our Elderly Deal with Diabetes in the August 2008 edition of Caregiver's Home Companion.

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