Poor Glucose Regulation is Associated with Declines in Well-Being among Older Men, but not Women

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Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Duezel, Nikolaus Buchmann, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Naftali Raz, Ulman Lindenberger, Ilja Demuth, Denis Gerstorf

In: Psychology and Aging 35 (2020), 2, S. 204-211


Glucose regulation is a key aspect of healthy aging and has been linked to brainfunctioning and cognition. Here, we examined the role of glucose regulation for withinpersonlongitudinal trajectories of well-being. We applied growth models to data fromthe Berlin Aging Study II (N = 1,437), using insulin resistance as an index of glucoregulatorycapacity. We found that poor glucose regulation (higher insulin resistance)was consistently associated with lower levels of well-being among older men, but notwomen. Our study provides novel evidence for the relevance of glucose regulation forwell-being among older men.

Gert G. Wagner

Senior Research Fellow in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Topics: Well-being, Gender

Keywords: aging; life satisfaction; insulin resistance; sex; BASE-II