We've discussed this topic on here before, but today in the news doctors and researchers from Tel Aviv University have found something more worrisome: Diabetes can also *accelerate* mental decline and dementia.
They said in the article that their research sends an important message to the public. Here is a direct quote from the article.
"We have shown conclusively that there is a relationship between diabetes and cognitive dysfunction. This should be known by diabetics and their doctors. Knowledge is the first step towards action. Intact thinking is essential for managing the disease."
The doctor "points out that diabetes, unlike other chronic disease states, is a complex disease to manage and one that requires intact cognition or good mental thinking in the patient. As the mind starts deteriorating, so does the patient’s ability to treat the diabetes effectively. Disease management can then spiral out of control."
**Now that you know this…will you worry about your ability to care for yourself effectively as you age? What are your thoughts on this?**
If you want to read the full article, here is the link.
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