Hypoglycaemia may double risk of dementia

The US prospective study of 780 type 2 diabetes patients with an average age of 74 showed 34% of those who experienced a hypoglycaemic event over 12 years of follow-up developed dementia, compared with 18% of those who did not experience hypoglycaemia.

The study also found those who developed dementia were three times more likely to be at risk of a subsequent hypoglycaemic event compared with those who did not develop dementia.

Associate Professor Michael Woodward, director of aged care at

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