Healio had a great article on the Journal of the American Geriatric Society recent study showing the common problem in nursing home care and medication administration related to diabetes. Type 2 diabetes overtreatment among nursing home residents is common. Too few nursing homes failed to attempt to decrease medication regimens appropriately.
Overall, 17% of nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes get overtreatment. 23% met the criteria for potential overtreatment.
“Our results suggests that these initiatives should target nursing home residents at high risk for harms from overtreatment, including those with a history of hypoglycemia, high levels of functional dependence or cognitive impairment.”