Intensive diabetes care tied to higher hypoglycemia risk in patients with dementia

04/3/2012 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Data on older type 2 diabetes patients who received intensive disease management showed the unadjusted odds ratio of having hypoglycemic episodes was 2.4 in those with dementia and 1.7 in those with cognitive impairment. Researchers said the findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, indicate strict diabetes control may not be useful in patients with comorbid dementia.

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