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, cilt.54, ss.41-46, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14744/semb.2018.37929
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-46

Özet

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.