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ICA: Poor Glycemic Control Increases Diabetics' Risk of Dementia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MADRID, July 17 -- Diabetic patients with glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels that are well out of control are driving down the road towards dementia, researchers said here Sunday.

Type 2 diabetes patients with HbA1c levels in excess of 15 have a 78% greater risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease or cognitive decline in the next decade, said Rachel Whitmer, Ph.D., an investigator at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland.

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