2010, Number 4
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ABSTRACTFrequently, geriatric syndromes are diagnosed in patients with multiple pathologies; perhaps, the most evident example is Diabetes Mellitus (DM). During the last years, an association between DM and frailty has been described. Theoretically, there are multiple pathways that justify such an association, especially if DM has been diagnosed during adulthood. However, there are data that suggest a relationship, perhaps of another type, between frailty and late onset DM. This article has the purpose of reviewing the evidence around this association.
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