Poor Diabetes Control Can Lead to Cognitive Difficulty

According to research appearing in Diabetes Care(August, 2006; 29: 1794-1799), elderly diabetics with poor blood sugar control may lead to cognitive dysfunction. Sixty patients, over the age of 70 were evaluated for cognitive dysfunction, using the Mini Mental State Examination and a clock-drawing test. The researchers found an inverse relationship between poor glycemic (blood sugar) control and good cognitive ability.

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