Study: High blood sugar, but not necessarily diabetes, raises dementia risk

Diabetes roadshow to visit Oldham

“This is part of a larger picture” and adds evidence that exercising and controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol are a viable way to delay or prevent dementia, he said. Because so many attempts to develop effective drugs have failed, “It looks like, at the moment, sort of our best bet,” Anderson said. “We have to do something. If we just do nothing and wait around till there’s some kind of cocktail of pills, we could be waiting a long time.” People who have diabetes don’t make enough insulin, or their bodies don’t use insulin well, to turn food into energy. That causes sugar in the blood to rise, which can damage the kidneys and other organs – possibly the brain, researchers say. The new study, published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine , just tracked people and did not test whether lowering someone’s blood sugar would help treat or prevent dementia.
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Blood sugar linked to dementia, even without diabetes

Dr. Paul Crane advocates talking walks, as getting adequate physical exercise has been linked to later onset and reduced risk of dementia.

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Safety of Diabetes Drugs

Your body turns your food into glucose, so your blood sugar levels depend not only on what you eat but also on your individual metabolism: how your body handles your food, Crane said. However, he does advocate taking walks. The ACT study has previously linked physical activity to later onset and reduced risk of dementia, including Alzheimers disease. Crane emphasized the results come from an observational study.
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But the leading regulatory agencies both in Europe and the U.S. seem to think that those studies are flawed. We call this class of drugs incretin-based or GLP-1 agonists. They include Byetta, Victoza, and Bydureon. The most recent investigation of this class of drugs came out last month in the American Diabetes Associations journal Diabetes Care.
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