Cognitive Impairment in Elderly, Non-insulin Dependent Diabetic Men in Bangladesh

This was a case-comparison study to determine whether there was any association between non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and cognitive impairment in subjects over the age of 65 years. Forty-eight non-insulin dependent diabetic males were compared with eighteen non-diabetic age & sex-matched controls. There was significantly higher cognitive impairment in the diabetic group compared to the control group when cognitive function was tested using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). However, after adjustment for confounding variables such as hypertension and cerebrovascular diseases there was no significant association between NIDDM per ~’e and cognitive impairment. Other risk factors of cognitive impairment may be investigated…

 

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