More and more research is documenting how the risk for dementia is affected by the level of glucose in the blood. The reviewed study used 35,264 measurements of glucose levels and also 10,208 measurements of glycated hemoglobin from 2067 participants(Crane PK, et al. 2013). Glycated hemoglobin is a measurement of long-term glucose control. The average follow up time was 6.8 years.

The results documented that higher glucose levels were related to higher risk for dementia even among people without diabetes. Other studies have shown that insulin resistance is related to dementia. When fasting glucose levels go up, it means that insulin sensitivity is decreasing.

It is vitally important for your memory that you stay insulin sensitive as you get older. Keeping your insulin sensitivity strong is also important to avoid other chronic conditions.

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Crane PK1, Walker R, Hubbard RA, Li G, Nathan DM, Zheng H, Haneuse S, Craft S, Montine TJ, Kahn SE, McCormick W, McCurry SM, Bowen JD, Larson EB Glucose levels and risk of dementia. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 8;369(6):540-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1215740.
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  • Author: Didrik Sopler
  • Published: 2020-03-28
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