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“Honey, I need… a… um… uh… ohhh!” Exploring Cognitive Decline in Long-Standing Diabetes
Evidence suggests that type 2 diabetes is characterised by accelerated cognitive decline and higher risk of dementia. It has also been shown that early onset of type 1 diabetes is associated with reduced cognition, and a history of severe hypoglycaemia is associated with poorer cognitive function in adulthood.
What separates ‘missing a dose of insulin’ from features suggesting poor self-care due to cognitive decline?
Do you presently screen your clients with diabetes for possible memory deficits and evidence of cognitive decline?
For a fascinating debate around the clinical implications of this often-forgotten topic, join us as we clear up any confusion!
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