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Diabetes in senior population impacts all aspects of health care

“The aging population is a significant driver of the diabetes epidemic,” according to a consensus report from the American Diabetes Association and American Geriatrics Society. Patients, providers, and the entire health system must grapple with the impact of the disease as more boomers enter their senior years.

When covering health trends or researching statistics, bear in mind that diabetes in older adults impacts many facets of health care, including hospitalizations, costs, population health, access, quality of life years and policy, for starters. Here are some facts, important story ideas and resources to get you started on reporting on diabetes in the aging community.

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