New Findings on Diabetes and Cognitive Impairment
Jun 30, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Maya Palmer, PharmD. Candidate, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy
Studies show that patients with type 2 diabetes are more likely to exhibit reduced cognitive function after a stroke.
Numerous studies have proven type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing neurogenerative diseases. Strong pathophysiologic evidence has linked type 2 diabetes to the progressive development of dementia and overall poorer cognition. When looking specifically at cognitive impairment after stroke, discrepancies from studies have made it unclear whether prediabetes or type 2 diabetes is the dominant factor. This Stroke and Cognition (STOKOG) Collaboration study by Lo et al. looks closely at prediabetes, or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and type 2 diabetes to determine which causes worse cognitive function in patients 3 to 6 months after stroke....
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