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Patients with a long duration of type 2 diabetes were found to have a lower total brain volume and gray and white matter volume than those without the disease.

Saczynski J, Siggurdsson S, Jonsson P, et al. Glycemic Status and Brain Injury in Older Individuals: The Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility–Reykjavik Study. Diabetes Care. 2009; 32(9): 1608-13. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/9/1608.long

Reference

Title
Glycemic Status and Brain Injury in Older Individuals: The Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility–Reykjavik Study
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Saczynski J, Siggurdsson S, Jonsson P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 9
Pages
1608-13
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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