Home > Medical > Diabetes > Diabetes and the elderly Diabetes and the elderly All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Diabetes and other health problems A growing number of elderly people have type 2 diabetes. This condition can worsen the symptoms of many other health problems that occur frequently in the elderly. Diabetes management in the elderly Managing diabetes is not easy, whether you are young or old. It is always difficult to change your lifestyle – more so if you have done things in a particular way for years. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » 'Let it go' - a diabetic parody of Frozen's theme song A snapshot of diabetes in SA load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.