Impaired wound healing
In younger and older patients, circulation problems usually cause wound healing problems. This is even more common in older patients, even though it is often thought to be caused by other health problems. However, a significant impairment in wound healing along with frequent infections is more than enough reason to run blood glucose tests.
Diabetes comorbidities in seniors
In younger patients, people who are diagnosed with diabetes often suffer from hypertension as well. They are closely linked together. The same happens in older patients, but we can add up additional diseases that usually come along with diabetes: