Diabetes and depression have synergistic negative impact on memory

Individuals in the 50-64 age category with both diabetes and depression experienced a significant acceleration in memory loss compared to individuals with only one, or neither condition.

Previous research found that having type 2 diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing depression. Conversely, having depression increases a person’s risk of developing diabetes. Both conditions are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia. (read more)

Top five headlines from the global diabetes conference

The latest research and innovation was discussed at a global diabetes conference in the US this week, which brought together healthcare professionals with an interest in the condition.

Here is a round-up of some of the highlights which were shared at this year’s American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions (ADA 2017), which took place in San Diego, California. (read more)

Long-term metoformin theory reduces CVS risk in type 1 diabetes

Middle-aged adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes at high risk for cardiovascular disease who added metformin to insulin therapy for 3 years saw reductions in body weight, LDL cholesterol and atherosclerosis progression vs. those assigned placebo, according to a speaker here. (read more)

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