SUGAR AND BRAIN 

Long-term diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, has numerous effects for the brain and its neurons, according to Novak.

High blood glucose levels can have an impact on the brain's functional connectivity, which connects brain regions with similar functional qualities, as well as brain matter. 

brain atrophy or shrinkage

It can induce

 cause small-vessel disease, which restricts blood flow in the brain, causing cognitive impairments


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 if severe enough, contributing to the development of vascular dementia.

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it penetrates the brain and binds to receptors in memory networks such as the hippocampus, hypothalamus, and insular cortex. 

"Type 2 diabetes promotes brain ageing, which accelerates the progression of functional impairment," explains Novak. 


"Type 2 diabetes promotes brain ageing, which accelerates the progression of functional impairment," 

               

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