Diabetes Medication May Alleviate Risk Of Dementia

Multiple medications
Multiple medications
Researchers detected that patients who took the oral medication pioglitazone (Actos) were less likely to develop dementia.

Patients with type 2 diabetes have a dysfunctional sugar metabolism because the essential hormone insulin does not work effectively. Once the disease reaches an advanced stage, the body stops producing insulin altogether, which means that it has to be administered externally.

Type 2 diabetes most commonly occurs in late adulthood, and it has long been known that it can affect the patient’s mental health: Patients have a greater risk of developing dementia than non-diabetics. However, how does antidiabetic medication influence this risk?

This article originally appeared on Psychiatry Advisor

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