Diabetes may slow brain growth in kids

Category: In The News Published: Saturday, 27 December 2014 Written by Admin

Despite the best efforts of parents and diabetes care teams, about 50 percent of all blood glucose concentrations during the study were measured in the high range. Remarkably, the cognitive tests remained normal, but whether these observed changes will ultimately impact brain function will need further study, Mauras said.

As better technology develops, we hope to determine if the differences observed with brain imaging can improve with better glucose control, she added.

Results were published in the December issue of the journal Diabetes.

This is the thing that parents always worry about when it comes to a child with a chronic illness, study co-author Dr. Karen Winer, a pediatric endocrinologist at the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, said in the news release.

Does it affect their brain? The good news here is that there may be some viable solutions on the horizon that parents should be aware of, she said.

The association seen in the study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

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