Poor Glycemic Control Associated With Dementia in Diabetes

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Higher HbA1c levels are associated with an increased risk of dementia among patients with type 2 diabetes, indicating potential for prevention of dementia with improved glycemic control, concludes the largest study of its kind.

Lead investigator Dr Aidin Rawshani, MD, from the National Diabetes Register and Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg, Sweden, presented the findings here at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2015 Meeting.

Dr Rawshani and colleagues found that patients with poor glycemic control (HbA1c ≥10%) have a 50% higher risk of being admitted to the hospital for dementia at some point in the future than those with good control.

Read more about how glycemic control affects dementia here.