Nursing Home Residents with Diabetes at High Risk of Overtreatment

Overtreatment of diabetes is common among nursing home residents and appropriate deintensification is rare, a cohort study shows. As reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, data were studied on 7,422 veterans (mean age, 75; 98%, men) with type 2 diabetes who were living in a nursing home for at least 30 days.

Overtreatment of diabetes in nursing home residents is common and a minority of residents have their medication regimens appropriately deintensified. Deprescribing initiatives are recommended as a method to identify patients who are likely to benefit from deintensification.

Links: Medscape (4/2022) (article is available open access on Medscape with free registration)