Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as Catalyst for Alzheimer's Disease (DIACEA)
In recent years, it has been observed that the type 2 diabetic patients (DM-2) have an increased risk of developing dementia, both vascular and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The term mild cognitive impairment (MCI) describes a transition state between normal cognitive function and dementia. The annual rate of conversion to dementia in MCI patients is around 15% in the general population, regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes. At present it is not possible to identify which patients with MCI are most likely to progress to AD. On this basis, the main objective of this study is to evaluate whether the presence of diabetes and or the presence of its related genes favors the conversion of MCI to AD.
Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Observational Model: Case Control
Target Follow-Up Duration: 2 Years
Official Title: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as Accelerator for the Progression to Alzheimer's Disease in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment
Estimated Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: May 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
110 MCI subjects with type 2 diabetes. There is a retrospectiv observational study. No intervention will be performed.
110 MCI subjects without diabetes. There is a retrospectiv observational study. No intervention will be performed.
|Study start date||2015-05-01|