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Blood sugar control can avert dementia in type 2 diabetes patients

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Washington: A new study has suggested that improving blood sugar control in people who have poor blood sugar level then this could help in preventing dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes.

The study conducted by National Diabetes Register and Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg, Sweden explained that diabetes increases the risk of future declines in brain function, so, if the blood sugar level, which is measured by glycated haemoglobin or HbA1c, is controlled it can resolve the brain disease.

The study authors studied extensive clinical data to explore the association between HbA1c and the risk of hospitalisation for dementia among persons with type 2 diabetes.

The research observed that patients with a HbA1c of 10.5 percent or higher were 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to those with HbA1c of 6.5 percent or less.

Dr Aidin Rawshani, the authors said that the positive association between HbA1c and risk of dementia in fairly young patients with type 2 diabetes indicated a potential for prevention of dementia with improved blood sugar control. (ANI)