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The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills and Brain Function

Blood-Sugar-Brain

Carolyn Gregoire, THE HUFFINGTON POST

 
(The Huffington Post) — A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.

A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities over the course of only two years.

These changes are linked with an impaired ability to regulate blood flow in the brain, due in part to inflammation, which is a common component of type 2 diabetes.

Normally, the brain distributes blood as needed to areas of increased neural activity. In diabetic individuals, however, this process becomes impaired.

 

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