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Diabetes in Community-Dwelling Nursing Home Eligible Elders


    Diabetes in Community-Dwelling, Nursing Home eligible Elders

Years of data collection


Sample size


Geographic location of sample subjects

    San Francisco

Rationale for study

To examine the relationship between glycemic control (Hemoglobin A1c) and geriatric syndromes (e.g. incontinence, functional decline, cognition) in a population enrolled in PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

Overview of data:
• Demographics, including date of death and cause (death certificate)
• Laboratory Tests (HbA1c and FSBS)
• Function (ADLs determined q6months)
• Comorbidities: ICD9 codes
• Urinary Incontinence (q6mos)
• Cognition (SPMSQ q6months)
• Depression (GDS q6months)
• Medications (including fill info)
• Hospitalizations/ER visits (with primary dx)
• Visual Impairment (q6mos)

Process for obtaining data

Data Use Agreement required. Will need approval from Cathy Eng, On Lok Medical Director. We have extracted the data from the PACE records for analysis on our computers.

Website/publications/other links 
The Risks and Benefits of Implementing Glycemic Control Guidelines in Frail Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus 
Lee, S. J., Boscardin, W. J., Stijacic Cenzer, I., Huang, E. S., Rice-Trumble, K. and Eng, C. (2011). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59: 666–672. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03362.x

Goals in sharing this data

    To see more research in frail community-dwelling elders; would like to collaborate as a mentor or co-PI.


    geriatrics, diabetes, frailty, function, PACE