Study links type II diabetes to dementia

Study links type II diabetes to dementia

Study links type II diabetes to dementia

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM

A new study from the University of California San Francisco has added to the body of evidence that shows a connection between type II diabetes and dementia.

Researchers studied nearly 800 older adults with diabetes for 12 years. Those who had periods of low blood sugar had a doubled risk of developing dementia later, compared with those who did not have a hypoglycemic event.

Similarly, study participants with dementia were twice as likely to experience a severe hypoglycemic event. Cogntive impairment can affect how patients manage their type II diabetes, which can lead to more periods of low blood glucose.

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