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The Psychological Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, photograph by Harman Abiwardani - Unsplash

Photograph by Harman Abiwardani

Understanding the psychological connections between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease can help mitigate the likelihood of manifesting both

What if you knew that people with Type II diabetes are at a higher risk than others for developing Alzheimer’s? Would you want to find out more about how to keep Alzheimer’s from your door — especially if you’re a diabetic?

These questions became meaningful for me after I read the following on the Mayo Clinic’s website: “Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are connected in ways that still aren’t completely understood. While not all research confirms the connection, many studies indicate that people with diabetes — especially Type II diabetes — are at higher

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