Diabetes and Dementia


Because the brain uses glucose for energy, cognitive function can be impaired when blood glucose drops too low; severe hypoglycemia can cause neuronal damage, say the study’s authors — possibly leading to neurological issues like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Source: Diabetes and Dementia

Because the brain uses glucose for energy, cognitive function can be impaired when blood glucose drops too low; severe hypoglycemia can cause neuronal damage, say the study’s authors — possibly leading to neurological issues like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

 

(…) . Familiarize yourself with the early signs andsymptoms of dementia, such as:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Problems handling money

If you have questions about diabetes care, consult the American Diabetes Association, whose mission is to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes in the U.S.

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Diabetes and Dementia posted by Sarah Stevenson

About the Author – Sarah J. Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor and graphic designer living in Northern California. Her visual art has been exhibited around California, and her writing has appeared in a variety of web sites and print publications. In addition to writing about older adults, she also writes for younger ones–her first novel for young adults, THE LATTE REBELLION, was published in 2011 by Flux. For more information, please visit: http://www.sarahjamilastevenson.comView .

 

 

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