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Claire-Bear
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   Posted 11/8/2005 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to find out whether anyone suffers memory loss as a result of their diabetes?  I've found recently that my short term memory is awful - I was sitting down the other day thinking about something (I can't remember what, and I'm being serious!!) and the memory of what I was trying to think of completely went.  I was sitting there for ages trying to figure it out.  confused It's really worrying for me.  I'm hoping this isn't a long term problem, that it's due to my blood sugar levels not being as good as they should recently.  Will this go when my control gets better?  I'm only 26, by the way, so it's not due to age (I hope!)  I looked on the internet but as usual found a few scare stories and so I'm now worrying more than I was.  I guess the worry and stress doesn't help much!!
 
Thanks for reading this,
Claire x

sho_greg
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   Posted 11/8/2005 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 28 and my memory is one of the things I worry about as well.
 
I think that diet drinks might effect my memory0 I drink to many of them. But I feel like my memory needs a cleanup- its almost like my memory files are just so spread out and not together.... I think if I were to exercise more and get more ocygen to the brain I would be better off as well.....
 
 
But to your question I dont think you are alone.
 
Greg
age 28 male
142lbs..... Type 2-
 

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 11/9/2005 2:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi sho_greg,

I drink a lot of diet drinks too - maybe that could have something to do with it!  Maybe more exercise along with some mental exercise is the key.  It's just awful being at work and not being able to concentrate, and losing the thread of what I'm supposed to be doing is so hard.  I'm type 1 so I wonder whether the highs as well as the lows do affect my brain cells.

Thanks for your advice.

Claire x


diamond911
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   Posted 11/9/2005 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Memory and concentration have been an issue for me for years. Many years ago, I went on antidepressants to alleviate the "brain fog". I didn't know if it was depression, but the antidepressants helped. I was also newly diagnosed with diabetes at the time, too.

I still can't say what the problem was, but it went on for many years, as diabetes was in control/out of control/menopause set in. Changes of meds for depression helped from time to time but they weren't long lasting. Now that I'm in really good control of the diabetes and getting past that perimenopausal state, things have gotten a lot better.

I still can't say what caused it in me. But I hear it from other diabetics, too, so maybe that has something to do with it. I know reducing my carb intake greatly helped. Who knows, it could be grain allergies, gluten intolerance or just plain too many carbs for the diabetes. Mine started in my thirties after having children and being diagnosed with diabetes and I'm 47 and its just getting better. Its been a rocky 17 years.

I really know what you're going through. Its not fun at all.

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 11/9/2005 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Diamond911,

That's really useful - thank you.  I'll put it down to the ups and downs of levels I'm having at the moment, but I'll be sure to mention it to my doctor next time I'm in. 

I'm glad to know it's getting better for you.

Claire x

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