Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS


Diabetes-Related Risk Factors and Cognitive Aging

September 01, 2010

Focus on Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and the Metabolic Syndrome

The Impact of Abnormal Insulin Levels on Cognitive Function in Older Adults

November 01, 2006

By now, many clinical researchers and practitioners recognize the strong association between cognitive impairment and type 2 diabetes, which, in its early stages, is characterized by hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. Although this relationship has not been observed uniformly, more than 20 large-scale epidemiologic studies have reported a link between type 2 diabetes and in creased risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD), the most common type of dementia.