Urine Test May Show Risk of Mental Decline in People With Type 2 Diabetes, Emory University School of Medicine Study

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A simple urine test may be able to identify type 2 diabetes patients at increased risk for mental decline, according to a new study. This study of nearly 3,000 type 2 diabetes patients, average age 62, found that those who had persistent protein in their urine over four to five years had greater declines in their brain's information-processing speed than those with no protein in their urine. The decline in patients with persistent protein in the urine was greater than 5 percent.

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