Experts note hypoglycemia-dementia cycle in older diabetes patients

06/11/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed a connection between hypoglycemia and dementia among older diabetes patients. Patients who had experienced hypoglycemia had twice the risk of developing dementia, and patients who developed dementia during the 12-year study had triple the risk of a hypoglycemic event. "Hypoglycemia may impair cognitive health, and reduced cognitive function may increase the risk for a hypoglycemic event that could further compromise cognition, resulting in a detrimental cycle," researchers wrote.

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