Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Show Abnormal Brain Activity (reblogged)

“The harrowing conclusion from the study authors is that even young, healthy adults with type 1 diabetes [born with the disease rather than “acquired” it later in life; often called “juvenile diabetes”] ‘already have aberrant neural processing [emphasis mine] relative to their non-diabetic peers, employing compensatory responses to perform the task, and glucose management and duration may play a central role.’

“What would be the findings among type 1s who keep their A1c in non-diabetic range, one might wonder? This study suggests it is likely that elevated blood sugar over time is what changes the brain activity [emphasis mine]. These effects are possibly compounded over time in those with comorbidities like obesity and high blood pressure.”

Having diabetes may affect the way our brains work. Research is taking place to find out exactly how this occurs. In a recent study, researchers describe how tying diabetes to cognitive impairment is tricky because many people with diabetes have other conditions like high blood pressure and obesity, which also affect cognition. That’s why they […]

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