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People with untreated type 2 diabetes developed Alzheimer’s disease 1.6x faster and had more tau protein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) compared to people without diabetes.

Tau tangles accumulate inside neurons and can disrupt many functions. Older adults with untreated type 2 diabetes had higher CSF tau than those without diabetes or those with treated type 2 diabetes. This study also found that people with untreated diabetes had a more rapid progression to dementia than people without diabetes.

While this study was an observational study which makes it difficult to establish causation, it suggests that high blood sugar that is not treated is linked to tau pathology which may accelerate dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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      My husband has type 2 diabetes and I have type 1. We are both being treated with meds. What specific foods should we be eating to slow down his short-term memory loss? We are very careful with diet–I am a nurse and have all kinds of books on diabetic diets.

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        I agree with all the above statements, My grandfather is a diabetic patient, and they are now suffering from Dementia disorder as well. We have many time checked the reports and it’s showing the high blood sugar even after taking all the tablets. My grandfather was about to forget the things, so he decided to call an estate planning lawyer to plan the property distribution. The Estate planning lawyer are not only helping them to make property-related decisions but also trying to cope up with the emotional mental balance of grandpa.