Retrospective Evaluation of Geriatric Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients Admitted to Emergency Services as Result of Diabetes


Akın S., Yalçın C., Kazan S., Kılıç S., Tekçe M., Aliustaoğlu M.

Kartal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Tıp Dergisi , vol.27, no.1, pp.7-10, 2016 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/jkartaltr.2015.58219
  • Title of Journal : Kartal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Tıp Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-10

Abstract

Retrospective Evaluation of Geriatric Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients Admitted to Emergency Services as Result of Diabetes

Seydahmet Akın, Cumali Yalçın, Sinan Kazan, Salih Kılıç, Mustafa Tekçe, Mehmet Aliustaoğlu
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training And Research Hospital, Internal Medicine Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate geriatric type 2 diabetic patients admitted to emergency services as a result of diabetes.
METHODS: All files of geriatric patients admitted to emergency services between January and August 2013 were analyzed. Patients admitted as a result of diabetes and related acute complications were included in the study.
RESULTS: Hypoglycemia was diagnosed in 28.2% (n=42) of patients, and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state was found in 26.9% (n=40). Hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic foot infection, and lactic acidosis were diagnosed in 20.1% (n=30), 16.1% (n=24), 6.7% (n=10), and 2% (n=3) of patients, respectively.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Difficulties can occur in follow-up and treatment of diabetes mellitus in geriatric patients. Further comprehensive studies are needed on the topic.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, geriatrics, hypoglycemia.