Vol.26 N.6  november-december 2010
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Av. Diabetol. 2010;26(6):393-396

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Thinking sweet: the relationship between diabetes and cognitive dysfunction

Review - Vol.26 N.6  november-december 2010
T. Cuklerman-Jaffe1

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With the aging of the population the prevalence of two common disorders is expected to rise: diabetes and dementia. It has been shown that people with diabetes are approximately 1.5 times more likely to experience cognitive de- cline and 1.6 more likely to develop frank dementia than people without dia- betes. This appears to be due to a higher prevalence of both vascular demen- tia and Alzheimer’s disease. The aim of this review is to describe the importance of this relationship, the evidence supporting it, possible explana- tions, and the implications of this relationship for physicians caring for people with diabetes.



T. Cuklerman-Jaffe, MD, MSC
Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research. Endocrinology Institute.
Sheba Medical Center. Tel Hashomer. Epidemiology Department. Tel-Aviv University (Israel).



dementia neonatal diabetes cognitive dysfunction disglycemia


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