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“Deprescribing” insulin for older diabetics

Patients with type 2 diabetes who were in poor health were more likely to continue taking insulin after age 75 than their counterparts in better health, according to Kaiser Permanente research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Senior author Dr. Richard W. Grant (pictured) of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and Dr. Maisha S. Draves of The Permanente Medical Group discuss the challenges of taking older adults off of medications when the risks start to outweigh the benefits. Janet Byron hosts.

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