Diabetes linked to memory decline in older adults – Fox News

Older Adults who have diabetes, that is under poor control, struggle with poor memory. Having episodic memory, is the ability to recall specific events, experienced recently or long ago. In a study conducted,participants who had diabetes and elevated blood sugar,performed worse on memory tests. The combination of diabetes and high blood sugar, increases the chances of a number of health problems.

    Key Takeaways:

  • Older adults with poorly controlled diabetes may struggle with what’s known as episodic memory
  • The participants who had diabetes and elevated blood sugar performed worse on the first round of memory tests
  • The best defense is avoiding diabetes in the first place

“People with diabetes also need to be aware that even if their blood sugar is well controlled, they’re still at increased risk for memory problems and impairments in cognitive function, said Mark Espeland, a researcher at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.”

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