Hypoglycemic episodes and risk of dementia in older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Whitmer, Rachel A; Karter, Andrew J; Yaffe, Kristine; Quesenberry, Charles P; Selby, Joseph V
JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association; 2009 Apr 15;301(15):1565-72. PMID: 19366776
Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research, Section of Etiology and Prevention, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA.


Although acute hypoglycemia may be associated with cognitive impairment in children with type 1 diabetes, no studies to date have evaluated whether hypoglycemia is a risk factor for dementia in older patients with type 2 diabetes.