Welcome to M.V Hospital for Diabetes, established by late Prof. M.Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for Diabetes care. It has, at present,100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Diabetes and Dementia

People with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus may have a 1 ½ to 2 ½ times increased risk of developing dementia when compared to those without diabetes.

There are many different types of dementia. The most common is Alzheimer’s disease. Early symptoms include forgetfulness, repetition, short term memory loss, and impaired word finding ability. As it progresses it is marked by disorientation, impaired reasoning and decision- making, and loss of both daily living and social skills.

People with diabetes who have dementia have difficulty in managing diabetes. On the other hand, poorly controlled diabetes can also have an effect on the safety and well- being of people with dementia.

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