Question of the Week | Insulin safe for older adults?

For older adults with diabetes using insulin therapy, which of the following is the most accurate statement?

  1. Due to cognitive decline, continuous glucose monitoring is not recommended for older adults.
  2. Older adults are at greater risk of hypoglycemia than younger adults.
  3. Divide basal insulin into two separate doses to enhance absorption.
  4. Give insulin after meals to prevent hypoglycemia.

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