Cognitive Impairment among Adults with Diabetes

SSS epidemiologist Sarah Casagrande was the first author of the poster Cognitive Impairment among Adults with Diabetes and Prediabetes, NHANES 2011–2014 presented at the 2018 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. The poster described an analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys to determine the association between diabetes and cognitive function in older adults. Overall, adults with diabetes performed consistently lower on various types of cognitive assessments compared to those without diabetes. The authors concluded that diabetes was associated with a lower ability to learn new verbal information and a poorer working memory, but had less of an effect on executive function. The poster was coauthored with a researcher from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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