Cognitive outcomes 'poor' for patients with T2DM who have a stroke

But 'prediabetic' impaired glucose control is not associated with similar deficits after stroke, the study shows

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have a stroke experience poorer cognitive outcomes 3-6 months after the event than those without diabetes, a meta-analysis shows.

An international team of researchers, including clinicians from UNSW Sydney, analysed data from 1600 patients (mean age 66) from seven observational studies to assess the impact of impaired glycaemic control on cognitive performance following ischaemic stroke.

They found that patients with type 2 diabetes (fasting glucose at or more than 7mmol/L) had significantly poorer cognitive performance