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Diabetes and dementia

This review article investigates the relationship between diabetes and dementia, the impact one condition has on the other and explores the best practical management plans to maximise the safety and benefits of diabetes treatments.

IntroductionDiabetes and dementia: the linkDiabetes and dementia: the riskDiabetes and dementia: the consequencesDiabetes and dementia: practical managementDiabetes and dementia: glycaemic targetsConclusionReferences Introduction With the increasing ageing population and changes in lifestyle, the prevalence of diabetes is likely to increase —especially among older individuals aged ≥75 years.1 Old age is associated with multiple comorbidities which, in turn, increase the complexity of care for older people with diabetes (Box 1). Geriatric syndromes such as cognitive and physical dysfunctions are emerging as a third category of complications in addition to the traditional micro and macrovascular disease in older people with diabetes.2 (Figure 1)


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