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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 174316, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/174316
Research Article

Prevalence, Clinical Correlates, and Use of Glucose-Lowering Drugs among Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Living in Long-Term Care Facilities

1Department of Medical Sciences, Geriatric Section, University of Turin, 10124 Turin, Italy
2ASL TO4, 10034 Piemonte, Italy
3Ospedale Civico “Città di Settimo Torinese”, 10036 Settimo Torinese, Italy

Received 10 September 2014; Accepted 27 November 2014

Academic Editor: Garth Warnock

Copyright © 2015 Mario Bo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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