Asian Best Practices for Care of Diabetes in Elderly (ABCDE)


  • Sanjay Kalra Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India
  • Minakshi Dhar AIIMS Rishikesh, India
  • Faria Afsana BIRDEM, Bangladesh India
  • Pankaj Aggarwal Hormone Care & Research Center, India,
  • Than Than Aye 5Grand Hantha International Hospital, Myanmar
  • Ganapathy Bantwal St Johns Medical College & Hospital, India
  • Manash Barua Excel Care Hospitals, India
  • Saptarshi Bhattacharya Max Super Specialty Hospital, India
  • Ashok Kumar Das Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science (PIMS), India
  • Sambit Das Dr.Sambit’s Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology, India
  • Arundhati Dasgupta Rudraksh Super Specialty Care, India
  • Guruprasad Dhakal Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, Bhutan
  • Atul Dhingra Gangaram Bansal Hospital, Sri Ganganagar, India
  • Fatemeh Esfahanian Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Sharvil Gadve Excel Endocrine Centre, India
  • Jubbin Jacob Christian Medical College Ludhiana, India
  • Nitin Kapoor Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Ali Latheef National Diabetes Centre, Indira Gandhi Memorial, India
  • Yovan Mahadeb Bruno Cheong Hospital, Mauritius
  • Robin Maskey20 BPKIHS, Nepal
  • Wali Naseri Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan
  • Jeya Ratnasingam University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Abbas Raza Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan
  • Banshi Saboo Diabetes Care and Hormone Clinic, Ahmedabad, India
  • Rakesh Sahay Osmania Medical College & Hospital, India
  • Mona Shah Sterling Hospital, India
  • Shehla Shaikh Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • SK Sharma Galaxy Specialty Centre, India
  • Dina Shrestha Norvic International Hospital, Nepal
  • Noel Somasundaram Nawaloka Hospitals, Sri Lanka
  • Mangesh Tiwaskar Shilpa Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India
  • Apurva Jawdekar Lupin Ltd, India


type 2 diabetes · elderly · geriatric syndrome · hypoglycemia, falls · therapeutic parsimony · technological aids · pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions


The elderly population with diabetes is diverse with the majority experiencing a decline in physical and mental capabilities, impacting the entire diabetes management process. Therefore, a need for geriatric-specific guidelines, especially for the Asian population, was identified and subsequently developed by an expert panel across government and private institutions from several Asian countries. The panel considered clinical evidence (landmark trials, position papers, expert opinions), recommendations from several important societies along with their decades of clinical experience and expertise, while meticulously devising thorough geriatric-specific tailored management strategies. The creation of the ABCDE best practices document underscores and explores the gaps and challenges and determines optimal methods for diabetes management of the elderly population in the Asian region.