Type 2 diabetes can undermine driving performance of middle-aged male drivers through its deterioration of perceptual and cognitive functions.

Type 2 diabetes can undermine driving performance of middle-aged male drivers through its deterioration of perceptual and cognitive functions. Accid Anal Prev. 2019 Nov 02;134:105334 Authors: Ma S, Zhang J, Zeng X, Wu C, Zhao G, Lv C, Sun X Abstract It has been widely agreed that it is risky for patients with diabetes to drive during hypoglycemia. However, driving during non-hypoglycemia may also bring certain safety hazards for some patients with diabetes. Based on previous studies on diabetes-related to early aging effect, as well as gender differences in health belief and driving behavior, we have hypothesized that middle-aged male drivers with type 2 diabetes, compared with the control healthy ones, may experience a decline in driving performance without awareness. And the decline is caused by impaired perceptual and cognitive driving-related functions. To verify these hypotheses, we recruited 56 non-professional male drivers aged between 40 and 60 (27 patients with type 2 diabetes and 29 healthy controls) to perform a simulated car-following task and finish behavioral tests of proprioception, visual search, and working memory abilities during non-hypoglycemia. They also reported their hypoglycemia experience and perceived driving skills. We found that the patients had equal confidence in their driving skills but worse driving performance as shown in larger centerline deviation (t = 2.83, p = .006), longer brake reaction time (t = 3.77, p...
Source: Accident; Analysis and Prevention. - Category: Accident Prevention Authors: Tags: Accid Anal Prev Source Type: research

Related Links:

Barney Calman, pictured with former Olympic triple jumper Michelle Robinson ahead of testing the theory that carbohydrate in food broken down into single sugar molecules have the same impact on blood sugar levels.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, tiredness, and passing more urine than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you develop this unusual patch on your skin. Should you consider speaking to a doctor about diabetes symptoms?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article provides practical guidance on the use of oral semaglutide in the primary care setting, based on evidence from clinical studies, including the phase 3a PIONEER program, and the authors' clinical experience. PMID: 32643514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
ConclusionSlight changes in AUCinf, Cmax and CLR of metformin were observed when co-administered with peficitinib; however, these changes were considered not clinically relevant.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
To systematically review the epidemiologic relationship between periodontitis and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is considered to be spread primarily by people who have tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Here, we discuss a patient with severe COVID-19 and a history of type 2 diabetes who had a recurrence of positive SARS-CoV-2 ribonucleic acid (RNA) after recovering. The patient was initially discharged after two consecutive negative SARS-CoV-2 RNA tests and partially absorbed bilateral lesions on chest computed tomography (CT).
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Triglyceride (TG) levels encompass several lipoproteins that have been implicated in atherogenic pathways. Whether TG levels independently associate with cardiovascular disease both overall and, in particular among patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM), remains controversial. Data from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) trial was used to evaluate patients with T2DM and CAD. Cox proportional hazards models were used to determine the association between TG levels and outcomes.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Physiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study used 30 adult male mice strain BALB/c. Diabetes was induced using high-fat diet/streptozotocin method until random blood glucose level reached> 200 mg/dL. Diabetic mice were then exposed to electrical field (static and dynamic), magnetic field (static and induce), and infrared ray (with or without infrared ray) combination therapy 15 min daily for 28 days. Fasting blood glucose level, plasma insulin level, HOMA-IR index, and membrane GLUT-4 density after treatment were analyzed statistically atα = 0.05. Result showed that exposure combination of electrical field, magnetic field, and infrared were found ...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
The objective of this study was investigating the additional effect of DL with nonsurgical periodontal treatment on the red complex bacteria in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with chronic periodontitis (CP). Sixty type 2 DM patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) were randomly assigned in two parallel groups to receive scaling root planning (SRP,n = 30) or SRP followed by DL periodontal pocket irradiation (SRP + DL,n = 30). Recording of clinical parameters and subgingival plaque sampling were performed at baseline, and post therapy (1 and 3 months after treatment). Amounts ofPorphy...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
More News: Accident Prevention | Accidents | Diabetes | Diabetes Type 2 | Endocrinology | Study