Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids

May 23, 2014 1:43 PM

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FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A serious complication of type 1 diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can cause temporary changes to the brain matter of children newly diagnosed with the disease, researchers say.

What’s more, those changes may cause a decrease in memory and attention that persists for at least half a year following the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, the new study reports.

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