Looking at the link between diabetes and dementia

By BLange Latest Reply 2011-11-08 21:09:39 -0600
Started 2011-11-07 18:48:23 -0600

Here's a interesting story published in today;s LA Times addressing the links between diabetes and dementia.



Tags: awareness

5 replies

granniesophie 2011-11-08 12:39:51 -0600 Report

Oh goodie, something else to worry about in my old age…oh wait, what was I replying to??
Ya know, we are all going to die from something, and I don't believe that worrying about everything will change that. In my opinion, all we can do is manage our diseases the best we can, and live our lives the best we can and let it go on from there. If you worry about this and that all the time, you can't live a good life, and I believe that's the most important thing, isn't it?
And yes, I do worry about stuff, but I've had an attitude adjustment lately, and I want to just keep on keeping on (Doctors making me a lab rat to the contrary!!) I figured out that stuff is gonna happen whether you worry about it or not-so, worry a little and then move on. Or try to anyway…

jayabee52 2011-11-07 19:56:43 -0600 Report

Thanks, Brian (I think) for posting that. It is a bit frightening. I am almost 60 (in Feb 2012) and I have noted that I don't seem as sharp mentally as I used to be. That really frightens me.

I don't think my dad's family of origin has many cognatively impaired siblings. (dad died in 1971 @ 47 due to complications from a gunshot accident - so I can't tell from his history) Mom is 82 and seems to be doing well with cognition too.

granniesophie 2011-11-08 12:33:27 -0600 Report

James-I think you are very sharp-and funny, too. A sense of humor goes a long way to keeping your brain sharp ;)

jayabee52 2011-11-08 21:09:39 -0600 Report

thank you Sonya, but I have noticed a decline in my cognition as I get older. (When I was 20 I never imgained I'd be pushing 60 this hard) More and more "brain farts" LoL!

Caroltoo 2011-11-07 19:23:48 -0600 Report

Interesting. Thanks for sharing. My spouse is one of the 90% with Alzheimer's, but w/out diabetes, however he certainly did develop a big tummy during the same time frame. Loves ice cream.