A urine test for diabetes-related cognitive decline?

4 years ago

Three major research organizations came together and discovered that certain older diabetics (people with albuminuria - a common kidney complication) have a protein in their urine that indicates a higher risk of cognitive decline.

We already know that cognitive decline and diabetes are firmly linked. When you have high or low blood sugar, memory loss and reduced brain functioning occur.

But this simple urine test can be a good indicator that someone is at risk for even more cognitive decline.

In the study, patients who had "persistent and progressive albuminuria" had a 5%+ decrease in processing speed scores.

The average age of people in the study was 62.

Here's what I read:


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