OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
The purpose of a recent study was to clarify the association between the fluctuation of blood glucose levels and cognitive impairment in elderly subjects with type 2 diabetes.
“88 relatively elderly subjects (≥65 years old) with type 2 diabetes were evaluated for fluctuation of blood glucose levels with glycoalbumin (GA)/hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ratio, and estimated cognitive impairment with Hasegawa dementia scale-revised score and mini mental state examination score.
Multivariate analyses showed that GA/HbA1c ratio and urinary albumin excretion, but not hypoglycemia, were independent determinant factors for cognitive impairment in elderly with type 2 diabetes.
The fluctuation of blood glucose levels per se is closely associated with cognitive impairment in elderly subjects with type 2 diabetes even when hypoglycemia is not accompanied.
Since it is very easy to calculate GA/HbA1c ratio, a physician should check this ratio so that they can reduce the fluctuation of blood glucose levels especially in elderly subjects with type 2 diabetes.
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Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research and Genomic Council (HARGC) in Reno, NV.
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Source: J Diabetes Complications 2016 Aug 12