Differential aspects of nutrition in the elderly diabetic patientSeminars on diabetesCosnsens
- Vol.26 N.5 Setember-october 2010B. Vega Piñeiro1
Elderly diabetic patients are a population at risk for malnutrition, specially in
nursing homes and hospitalised patients. They suffer more frequently macrovascular complications of diabetes like cerebrovascular disease and coronary heart disease, as well as other geriatric syndromes like dementia, depression, frailty and falls. These situations can lead to malnutrition and the need for nutritional support in general, and for enteral nutrition in particular. In this article, we show nutritional assessment and guidelines and nutritional recommendations, both for oral diet and for artificial nutrition, in the elderly patient with diabetes.
Correspondencia: B. Vega Piñero. Sección de Endocrinología y Nutrición. Hospital Universitario
de Getafe. Ctra. de Toledo, km. 12.500. 28905 Getafe (Madrid).
Correo electrónico: email@example.com
Keywordsaged people diabetes mellitus oral diet artificial nutriccion sarcopenia nutritional support nutritional assessment
(Original in spanish)
The elderly diabetic patient