Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline, Dimentia

Dimenta Risk due to Insulin Resistance

Researchers report that executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, which may increase the risk of dimentia later in life for people living with diabetes.

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Memory Impairment and Type 2 Diabetes: Exercise Helps

Photo of people walking - which can help with type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found that moderate exercise may improve hippocampal memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes and that enhanced transport of lactate to neurons may be the underlying mechanism.

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Diabetes Linked to Brain Tangles, Separate from Alzheimer’s Disease

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People with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of developing dementia, and this new development shows how the diseases may be linked without having Alzheimer’s Disease.

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New Link Discovered Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers and Diabetes Linked

More evidence has been found that links Alzheimer’s, which is a disease that robs people of their memories, and elevated blood sugar levels. [Read more…]

Brains of Type 1 Diabetics Show Signs of Accelerated Aging

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People with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging and slower information processing. Study suggests that middle-aged type 1 diabetics should be screened for cognitive difficulties.

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Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Increased Dementia Risk, Depression Makes it Even Worse

Type 2 diabetes, dimentia and depression

Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes. [Read more…]