Those people that develop diabetes as adults might experience slower mental ability as they reach their fifties, according to a recent study into how diabetes affects the mind. According to the report, those patients with adult-onset diabetes performed worse than people of average health when it came to some cognitive tests.
The study, conducted by journal Neuropsychology, measured various ways in which people process information. Both memory and verbal ability didn’t seem to be affected by diabetes . However, people with the disease should be closely monitored, and perhaps even take mental training, the experts said.
University of Alberta psychologist Roger Dixon was reported as commenting: “There could be some way to compensate for these declines, at least early and with proper management .”

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