Diabetes, dysglycemia and cognitive dysfunction

Tali Cukierman-Yaffe*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Evidence from the last decade supports the hypothesis that diabetes may be viewed as a disease of accelerated cognitive ageing. It is a risk factor for the development of dementia, for an accelerated rate of cognitive decline and for cognitive dysfunction. Thus, 'diabetes-related cognitive dysfunction' may be viewed as another long-term complication of diabetes. This article will review the evidence supporting this hypothesis and will elaborate on the implications for patient care, as well as discuss potential treatment options and their limitation. The final section reviews possible mechanistic explanations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Dysglycemia


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