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The Diabetes Dementia Connection:
Do you care for an older person with both diabetes and dementia? Then keeping blood sugar in check is especially important. In a study of 19,995 adults with diabetes older than age 65, those who had dementia were more likely to die from an episode of extremely low blood sugar during a five year timespan than those who did not have dementia. The researchers suggest that people with both dementia and diabetes avoid medications that could cause low blood sugar and use continuous glucose monitoring.