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ICA: Poor Glycemic Control Increases Diabetics' Risk of Dementia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MedPage Today Action Points

o Explain to interested patients that this study associated poor glycemic control with the eventual development of dementia. Point out however that the study cannot prove causality.

o Explain that aside from medication lifestyle changes, especially exercise, can help control blood sugar levels.

o This study was published as an abstract and presented orally at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary as they have not yet been reviewed and published in a peer-reviewed publication.

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.

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http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/alzheimer-dementia/article/10168/52896

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