Type 1 and 2 diabetes increases the risk of dependence in activities of daily living (ADLs) in older adults.1,2 However, stringent glycemic control in frail older adults may not improve physical function3 and can lead to adverse effects.4 Thus, we sought to determine the association between hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, persistent functional decline, and death in a national sample of nursing home residents.
Hsu A, Gan S, Cenzer-Stijacic I, Lee SJ. Glycemic Control and Functional Decline in Nursing Home Residents With Diabetes . JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):130-132. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6949