According to a new study, Type 2 diabetes may shrink the brain. Researchers say they found that patients who lived with diabetes the longest had smaller brain volumes.

The lead author of the study said, "when you lose brain cells, you lose the capacity for more complex thoughts and memory." Doctors did add that what isn't known from this study is if treating diabetes will prevent or slow brain shrinkage.

For more information on Type 2 diabetes, you are encouraged to visit the American Diabetes Association website at