Higher dementia risk seen with higher blood glucose levels in seniors

08/8/2013 | Reuters

An average blood glucose reading of 105 to 120 mg/dL was associated with a 10% to 20% increased risk of dementia in older people without diabetes, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers also found that among patients with diabetes, those with average glucose readings of 190 mg/dL had a 40% higher risk of dementia than those with readings of 160 mg/dL on average.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Improving Value in Healthcare
Denver, CO
Quality Program Manager II, State Programs
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA
Associate Director, Promotion Integrity
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Plainsboro, NJ
Vice President, Medicare Advantage
BCBS-Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA
Director, Global Integrity and Compliance, Pharmaceuticals
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX