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Can neglecting type 1 diabetes for 1-2 years result in the development mental illness?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: MI No; Dementia, Yes

Since diabetes mellitus (elevated glucose) diffusely degrades a huge number of complex body functions, including greatly accelerating atherosclerosis, it degrades brain function in many subtle ways, over time in far more blatant ways (e.
g. Stroke), thus increases dementia. Mental illness: thoughts, ideas, behaviors which are destructive to self and others, a different issue, remains more complex.

In brief: MI No; Dementia, Yes

Since diabetes mellitus (elevated glucose) diffusely degrades a huge number of complex body functions, including greatly accelerating atherosclerosis, it degrades brain function in many subtle ways, over time in far more blatant ways (e.
g. Stroke), thus increases dementia. Mental illness: thoughts, ideas, behaviors which are destructive to self and others, a different issue, remains more complex.
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