A 1% rise in baseline hemoglobin A1C was tied to a 0.06 lower standardized Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument score -- which measures attention, concentration, short- and long-term memory, language abilities and other mental skills -- among patients with diabetes who had a lacunar stroke. The findings, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, also yielded similar results after several adjustments for factors such as age, sex, race and education, among others.
High A1C tied to mental decline after stroke in diabetes
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