Severe Low Blood Sugar Ups Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk

Study finds being hospitalized for hypoglycemia linked to mental decline

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Barzilai agreed: "You give them a little bit of insulin, and they get hypoglycemia. You give them a little less, the glucose goes very high. It's individual. It's not that you know what to do with every patient."

"It does underline the fact, if we had drugs that don't produce hypoglycemia, we certainly would be better off," he added.

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