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High risk of vascular dementia in patients with T2D

Presented By
Dr Carlos Celis-Morales, University of Glasgow, Scotland
EASD 2020
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have a 36% higher risk of developing vascular dementia, mainly thought to be due to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Presented by Dr Carlos Celis-Morales (University of Glasgow, Scotland), this conclusion was derived by accessing the Swedish National Diabetes Register, holding data on 378,299 T2D patients and 1,886,022 age- and sex-matched controls to assess dementia risk in diabetic patients [1]. The mean follow-up time was 7 years, and during that period 10,143 (2.7%) individuals who had diabetes developed dementia as well as 46,479 (2.5%) of the controls. The average age of the subjects was 64 years. Patients with T2D had an 8% increased risk for developing non-vascular dementia (HR 1.08; 95% CI, 1.04-1.12), which was small but significant, and an 8% reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease (HR 0.92; 95% CI, 0.87-0.98). However, the risk of developing vascular dementia was increased by 36% (HR 1.36; 95% CI 1.03-1....

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