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Offline skb

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T1 and memory loss
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:47:46 PM »
This article suggests that patients suffering from T1 diabetes for decades display a loss of cognitive function and memory. I think after decades of age we all display these losses. But, here’s the article,

http://www.joslin.org/news/decades-of-type-1-diabetes-linked-to-mild-drop-in-cognition.html
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Re: T1 and memory loss
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 08:17:13 PM »
Personally I think that even non diabetic people have 'mild' memory losses as they age.  The article tries to make it look like T1 memory loss is more noticeable.  Joslin did a study on people who have had diabetes for 50 years or more and from what I have read of their study, they were surprised that these folks were as  healthy as they were.  I agree with you skb.
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Re: T1 and memory loss
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 07:02:29 AM »
I certainly agree Grammabear.  'Mild' memory loss seems to be part of aging whether diabetic or not. 
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