A new study from the University of California San Francisco has added to the body of evidence that shows a connection between type II diabetes and dementia.
Researchers studied nearly 800 older adults with diabetes for 12 years. Those who had periods of low blood sugar had a doubled risk of developing dementia later, compared with those who did not have a hypoglycemic event.
Similarly, study participants with dementia were twice as likely to experience a severe hypoglycemic event. Cogntive impairment can affect how patients manage their type II diabetes, which can lead to more periods of low blood glucose.