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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative MedicineVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 649396, 10 pages

Review ArticleDepartment of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China

Received 20 June 2013; Revised 15 November 2013; Accepted 19 November 2013

Academic Editor: I-Min Liu

Copyright © 2013 Xiaohan Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The problem of cognitive impairment resulting from diabetes is gaining more acceptance and attention. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus have been proved to be associated with reduced performance on numerous domains of cognitive function. Although the exact mechanisms of cognitive impairments in diabetes have not been completely understood, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance seem to play significant roles. And other possible risk factors such as hypoglycemia, insulin deficiency, vascular risk factors, hyperactive HPA axis, depression, and altered neurotransmitters will also be examined. In the meanwhile, this review analyzed the role of the active ingredient of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of diabetes cognitive impairments.

Author: Xiaohan Xu, Leilei Guo, and Guoqing Tian

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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