Diabetes May Slow Your Child's Brain Growth

December 29, 2014 6:02 PM

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A child's brain is like a sponge, constantly changing, collecting and absorbing new information. Yet certain health problems can interrupt essential learning during this critical growth period.

Researchers discovered that children with diabetes between the ages of 4 and 9 who underwent brain scans and tests to determine their mental abilities as well as continuous monitoring of their blood sugar levels had slower growth of gray and white matter, overall.

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