15 February 2009

Blood glucose level and brain functioning in diabetics

Higher blood sugar levels linked to lower brain function in diabetics, study shows
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: 11 February 2009
Results of a recent study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues show that cognitive functioning abilities drop as average blood sugar levels rise in people with type 2 diabetes. The study appears in this month's issue of Diabetes Care.

The ongoing Memory in Diabetes (MIND) study, a sub-study of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Trial (ACCORD), found a statistically significant inverse relationship between A1C levels (average blood glucose levels over a period of two to three months) and subjects’ scores on four cognitive tests. No association, however, was found between daily blood glucose levels (measured by the fasting plasma glucose test) and test scores. … > full story

Related information: ACCORD-MIND (Memory IN Diabetes) Clinical Trail information and Study overview

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