The link between diabetes and dementia explained

  • Mind
  • Saturday, 13 Nov 2021

It isn’t diabetes that increases the risk of dementia per se, but rather, poor control of blood sugar levels, as can be measured by HbA1c levels. —

It is mainly poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes that carries an elevated risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, not the diabetes per se, a longitudinal study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows.

The study comprises more than 2,500 people over the age of 60 and is published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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