Diabetes Patients at Greater Risk for Decline in Cognitive Function

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Compared to nondiabetics, Canadian researchers say people with diabetes have a greater rate of decline in cognitive function and a greater risk of cognitive decline.

According to the researchers, individuals with diabetes had a 1.2- to 1.5-fold greater change over time in measures of cognitive function than did those without diabetes.

“Cognitive dysfunction should therefore be added to the list of chronic complications of diabetes.”

Diabetologia, November 2005

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