Memory loss and diabetes

Rogerdoger99
By Rogerdoger99 Latest Reply 2014-11-15 17:41:06 -0600
Started 2014-11-08 12:52:59 -0600

Hello all,
First of all I am grateful for the many discussions on various subjects towards diabetes. It has helped a lot reading different subjects helping myself understand this condition more. Last winter I went to my doctor seeking answers for memory loss issues I was having. She told me she would check into what it could be and sent me for a number of tests. My follow up visit she informed me I had type 2 diabetes. I guess the question I have is there a correlation between memory loss and diabetes? Wondering if anyone else has experience this?


5 replies

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2014-11-15 17:41:06 -0600 Report

Hi Roger, I am 52 and have been going to the doctor for over a year with memory loss and extreme fatigue. This is one possibility is that he told me that years ago the doctors wanted diabetics blood sugars to be low which is better than high. Well, he told me that now research has found that new studies have shown that they were wrong and that keeping diabetics blood sugar lows ( I mean having many hypo's) is causing diabetics to have memory loss and early dementia. I was shocked. Now I really trust my doctor BUT I have not researched this so if you have some time, maybe ask your doctor of google it.

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2014-11-15 17:39:58 -0600 Report

Hi Roger, I am 52 and have been going to the doctor for over a year with memory loss and extreme fatigue. This is one possibility is that he told me that years ago the doctors wanted diabetics blood sugars to be low which is better than high. Well, he told me that now research has found that new studies have shown that they were wrong and that keeping diabetics blood sugar lows ( I mean having many hypo's) is causing diabetics to have memory loss and early dementia. I was shocked. Now I really trust my doctor BUT I have not researched this so if you have some time, maybe ask your doctor of google it.

lou2u
lou2u 2014-11-10 10:36:02 -0600 Report

I too am experiencing the confusion or perhaps a better word is "focus". If there is something I start to do I have to pause a couple of seconds before it becomes clear. I have had a problem the past two months with stabilizing my levels. I'm also experiencing a problem with my hands shaking. I noticed it the first of August when trying to take pictures with my phone. My hands continue to shake today. I'm assuming it will not be as severe when I get my numbers in line. Does anyone have a remedy for trembling hands?

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2014-11-09 03:18:50 -0600 Report

I'm not sure about others, or if this is the general case with diabetes, so my REAL answer is to check with your doctor. BUT… for me, when my BG is high or low my memory is confused. I don't have real memory loss, it comes back to me eventually, but i do get memory confusion during highs or lows, and if you tell me something during those times, like your telephone number or something you think is simple that i should know, I will not remember it when I come out of the high or low. I just get very confused during those times.
So, my advice is to check your sugars.
Heidi

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-11-08 13:06:58 -0600 Report

Howdy Roger
WELCOME to DC!

I don't know if it is the effects of age or other maladies I have (like ADHD) but I notice I forget things easily. Words i would like to use I cannot remember (at least when I want to remember them) The current theory holds that Alzheimers disease is in reality Type 3 diabetes, so there may be some reason why we forget things.

God's best to .you

James