Diabetes is a very serious and at times complex condition to manage for providers and older adults. More than 25% of the U.S. population aged ≥65 years has diabetes, and most are managing the disease along with at least one other chronic condition. Older adults with diabetes are at substantial risk for both acute and chronic microvascular and cardiovascular complications of the disease. The vast majority of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in older adults is associated with reduced functional capacity, mental health, increased risk of recurring hospital admissions, institutionalization and higher mortality.