Cognitive dysfunction: At the crossroads of glucose metabolism and vascular function

Stefan Leonardus Cristina Geijselaers

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It is estimated that one in fifteen cases of dementia is caused by diabetes. However, very little is known about the way diabetes influences cognitive functioning. The results of this dissertation suggest that high blood glucose levels (to a greater extent) and vascular factors such as high blood pressure and arterial stiffness (to a lesser extent) contribute to differences in the cognitive function of people with and without type 2 diabetes. At the same time, these factors only go a small way towards explaining the differences in cognitive performance in people with diabetes.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Stehouwer, Coen, Supervisor
  • Biessels, G.J., Supervisor, External person
  • Sep, Simone, Co-Supervisor
Award date5 Oct 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789402803051
Electronic ISBNs9789402803051
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • dementia
  • type 2 diabetes
  • cognitive performance

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