Diabetes may cause memory problems in middle age

January 27, 2009 2:16:25 PM PST
People with diabetes are about 50 percent more likely to develop different types of dementia such as Alzheimer's disuse. But, a new study finds, blood-sugar problems in diabetics may cause milder memory problems during late middle-age. Diabetes could cause memory problems in middle age The study in Diabetes Care found that each increase in blood-sugar resulted in a slight decline in performance on all types of mental tests.

Experts say diabetics can improve their blood-sugar levels by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and strictly following their physician's orders about all medications.