Short memory loss

By msgie Latest Reply 2015-02-20 01:47:03 -0600
Started 2015-02-19 01:48:11 -0600

I been a diabetic patient since Dec. 1999. I was doing quit good with it, till the last two years. I lost lots of weight which left me in under weight problem, became short sighted and the things that concerned me most is the short memory loss and stress.Besides the medic being so expensive. I came to USA to study but with these problems, it feels so hardhard for me to take the first step of climbing a giant mountain. I will be waiting for any ideas or suggestions from the experienced people with this disease.
Thank you. MG

3 replies

lilleyheidi 2015-02-20 01:47:03 -0600 Report

I don't want to tell you what to do, I'm not a doctor, and there are others on this forum who are much more experienced than I am. That being said I will say this much. You need to give up the sugar and put something healthier into your mouth. Some protein and fat. Even if you are not going to eat much, ESPECIALLY if you are not going to eat much, you need to make what you DO eat QUALITY nutrition. Putting sugar into your mouth is only going to cause your numbers to go sky high and you already know that. You've had this disease for a long time now, you are smart enough to know that much. Take your insulin as directed, talk to your doctor and if you have an eating disorder that causes you to not want to eat, or not be able to eat, seek professional help, start by talking to your doctor tell him/her what is going on and ask how you can change. Your diet is the biggest thing that will make a difference in your diabetes control. wishing you the best.

jayabee52 2015-02-19 06:08:34 -0600 Report

Howdy MG
It might be helpful to us if you'd tell us what your BG (blood glucose) levels are running currently, your fasting BG and what you are reading 2 hrs after meals. Also what is your A1c?

What are you using to try to manage your Diabetes? Insulin or pills?
There are more questions for you but these will suffice for now.

God's best to you and yours

msgie 2015-02-19 20:42:03 -0600 Report

Hi James,
First and formost I want thank you for your instant reply. Then to answer your questions; my blood glucose level is sometimes 350 mg/dl high and 40 mg/dl low. Average is around 220 mg/dl. It goes high and low like a roller coaster. I don't eat that much so every little food I eat is Sugar. As a result every time I eat it goes sky high. My A1C of last week was 10.8. I am taking insulin twice a day in a combination of Lantus and Humalog. Hope this helps.
Thank you. MG

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