Diabetes type 2 is known to affect many other health disorders occurrence. For example, diabetes can be spread on liver disease, stroke, and heart disease. Recent studies have even found that diabetes also influences brain health. Patients known to have certain cognitive abilities tend to decline mainly to perform the function execution.
Studies conducted by the University of Waterloo’s found an association between diabetes with the poor performance of the brain associated with emotional control, behavior, and thinking that is often known as the function execution. Patients are less able to control this function well.
The researchers conducted a review of 60 studies, comparing 9.815 people with type 2 diabetes and 69.254 people without diabetes, and check their performance related to executive functions of the brain. From there it is known, people with type 2 diabetes is still able to perform the function execution of the brain with good. However, probably due to problems in the brain, they are less able to exert all abilities.
However, the problem of loss of function executions could still to be addressed. Researchers said some things could be done to help optimize brain structures that support the function execution.
“Cognitive exercises and aerobic activities that are fun – like learning new things, solve the puzzle that is difficult and other problem-solving activities – all help keep your brain sharp,” said Peter Hall, professor at the University of Waterloo.
The study was published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.