The Relationship between Polyneuropathy and Cognitive Functions in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients


Timer S. M. , Timer E., Yukselen N. P. , Gokyigit M. C.

MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL, vol.54, no.1, pp.41-46, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/semb.2018.37929
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-46

Abstract

Objectives: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a risk factor for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. However, it is not known which pathophysiological mechanisms lead to impairment in cognitive functions in Type 2 DM. This study aims to compare the cognitive functions of diabetic patients with and without polyneuropathy using standardized MiniMental Test (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale (MoCA) and to assess whether the presence of polyneuropathy is a predictive factor for the development of cognitive impairment.