Number of Seniors (65+) Discharged with Diabetes as First-Listed Diagnosis
The prevalence of diabetes and risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increase significatly with age. In addition, older adults may encounter special challenges to managing the disease including social isolation, decreased mobility, financial hardship, and the presence of additional health conditions.
The first-listed (or primary) diagnosis was used to identify the discharges for diabetes (ICD-9-CM code 250).
— Quoted from Diabetes Report on Vital Statistics