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Cognitive functions among patients suffer from diabetes type 1 and 2

Monika Talarowska, Antoni Florkowski, Agata Orzechowska, Adam Wysokiński, Krzysztof Zboralski
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(5):201-208.

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Vol 9, No 5 (2008): Practical Diabetology
Original articles (submitted)
Published online: 2008-10-23

Abstract


INTRODUCTION. Diabetes is a metabolic condition of a various aetiology. It is characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with the disorder of metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and proteins as a result of giving off defects and/or working insulin. Cognitive functions are these psychological functions which the human needs in order to be knowledgeable about surroundings, to get the information about oneself and your body, to analyse the situations, to formulate conclusions, to take right decisions or to function. The aim of the study was to examine cognitive differences between patients suffer from diabetes type 1 and type 2.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The group of 62 people was individually examined. People who took part in the investigation (aged 18–55) were divided into two groups: patients with type 1 diabetes (n = 31) and patients with type 2 diabetes (n = 31). In the research were used several neuropsychological methods.
RESULTS. Relevant statistical differences among examined group were observed.
CONCLUSIONS. Patients with diabetes type 1 achieved higher results in psychological test than patients suffer from diabetes type 2.

Abstract


INTRODUCTION. Diabetes is a metabolic condition of a various aetiology. It is characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with the disorder of metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and proteins as a result of giving off defects and/or working insulin. Cognitive functions are these psychological functions which the human needs in order to be knowledgeable about surroundings, to get the information about oneself and your body, to analyse the situations, to formulate conclusions, to take right decisions or to function. The aim of the study was to examine cognitive differences between patients suffer from diabetes type 1 and type 2.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The group of 62 people was individually examined. People who took part in the investigation (aged 18–55) were divided into two groups: patients with type 1 diabetes (n = 31) and patients with type 2 diabetes (n = 31). In the research were used several neuropsychological methods.
RESULTS. Relevant statistical differences among examined group were observed.
CONCLUSIONS. Patients with diabetes type 1 achieved higher results in psychological test than patients suffer from diabetes type 2.
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Keywords

diabetes type 1 and type 2; cognitive functions

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Title

Cognitive functions among patients suffer from diabetes type 1 and 2

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 9, No 5 (2008): Practical Diabetology

Pages

201-208

Published online

2008-10-23

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(5):201-208.

Keywords

diabetes type 1 and type 2
cognitive functions

Authors

Monika Talarowska
Antoni Florkowski
Agata Orzechowska
Adam Wysokiński
Krzysztof Zboralski

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