Dementia risk linked to blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes

Results show a dose-response effect

People with type 1 diabetes who are able to maintain good blood sugar control may reduce their long-term risk of developing dementia, a US study suggests.

Among more than 3400 patients with type 1 diabetes, those with average blood glucose readings near the normal range more than half of the time are 45% less likely to develop dementia than those whose readings are routinely higher, the study team reports in Diabetes Care.

"People with type 1 diabetes are living longer than ever before. This increase in life expectancy is