When Frailty Meets Chronic Diseases in Old Age, What Should We Do?

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With ageing of the society, chronic diseases management has become a priority among various public health issues. Moreover, ageing is also associated with frailty, which can alter the treatment goal and method of chronic disease management. In this talk, I am going to give a brief introduction about age-associated frailty syndrome and then how it can and should re-orientate our treatment goals and strategy in chronic disease management. I shall use diabetes in old age as a prototype of age-associated frailty syndrome and present an update perspective about management of frailty in older patients with diabetes mellitus. In addition, the importance of nutrition, resistive exercise and muscle strength preservation will be discussed in the prevention and intervention of frailty.
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