Memory Loss and Diabetes

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2009-06-11 18:27:35 -0500
Started 2009-04-07 16:38:18 -0500

Memory loss can result from having a very bad hypo but it is almost always temporary. I have experienced that may times during my 63 years of Type 1. I have read that a hypo that is so bad that unconsciousness lingers for a long time can cause brain damage. That has been previously discussed on this site. A new member on another site said she had been in an unconscious state with a diabetic coma for one month. That may be the worst hypo I have seen discussed. She is OK now and is posting there. I wonder how much memory she has lost and what other side effects, if any, she is experiencing. Have any of you had similar experiences with temporary memory loss due to hypos? How about prolonged unconsciousness? Any other side effects?

I am experiencing memory loss due to aging. Here is a nice little poem that sums it up nicely. (I am not the author of the poem.)

Forgetter Be Forgotten?

My forgetter's getting better,
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke

For when I'm 'here' I'm wondering
If I really should be 'there'
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say 'what am I here for?'
I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say 'Hi' and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, 'who the hell was that?

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.


2 replies

grandma4 2009-06-11 18:27:35 -0500 Report

you hit it right on the nail. that how i feel all the time.. i go into a room and then i look and look and think what the hell am i in here for then i leave and then i say why did you not get the glass of water you wanted.. there are time i loss it big time.. and other laugh but i dont.. thanks i love this poem it was great..

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