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Type II diabetics may help prevent dementia: Study

Type II diabetics may help prevent dementia: Study

An international study has concluded that controlling blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients can prevent the risk of dementia in such clinical cases.

The study conducted by National Diabetes Register and Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg, Sweden explained that diabetes increases the risk of future declines in brain function, so, if the blood sugar level, which is measured by glycated haemoglobin or HbA1c, is controlled it can resolve the brain disease.

The study authors studied extensive clinical data to explore the association between HbA1c and the risk of hospitalisation for dementia among persons with type 2 diabetes.

The research observed that patients with a HbA1c of 10.5 percent or higher were 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to those with HbA1c of 6.5 percent or less.

Dr Aidin Rawshani, the author said that the positive association between HbA1c and risk of dementia in fairly young patients with type 2 diabetes indicated a potential for prevention of dementia with improved blood sugar control. (ANI)

Source: ANI
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