Racial/ethnic differences in dementia risk among older type 2 diabetes patients: The Diabetes and Aging Study

Diabetes Care: November 22, 2013

Background: Although those with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of dementia, potential racial/ethnic differences in dementia risk have not been explored in this population. We evaluated racial/ethnic differences in dementia and potential explanatory factors among older diabetes patients.

Methods: We identified 22,171 diabetes patients without preexisting dementia, aged ≥60 years (14,546 non-Hispanic whites, 2,484 African Americans, 2,363 Latinos, 2,262 Asians, 516 Native Americans) from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry. Read More