Altered Neural Responses Identified in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

According to a new study completed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, young adult patients with type 1 diabetes have significantly weakened neural responses. This was specifically true in the area of memory processing.

Researchers examined the connection between type 1 diabetes and learning impairment in a group of young adults with and without the disease. Participants were free of comorbidities that are also associated with cognitive deficits, such as hypertension and obesity. Each participant worked on a verbal memory task during brain imaging.

Compared to the controls, the study found that patients with diabetes had weaker neural responses within the parietal-occipital region of the brain.

These findings were published in Diabetes on March 12, 2018.


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