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patients with mild cognitive dysfunction. Related to this, some cognitive domains are more sensitive to cognitive decline than others. Consequently, sensitive domains such as speed of information processing, (working) memory, attention, and executive function should be examined thoroughly in diabetes patients, whereas other domains such as language, motor function, and perception are less likely to be affected. Intelligence should always be taken into account, and confounding factors such as mood, emotional distress, and coping are crucial for the interpretation of the neuropsychological test results. Only by relating cognitive function to other disease-related variables can researchers and clinicians disentangle the crucial aspects of cognitive decline in diabetes.

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