Diabetic Brain Damage Risk

From MAYS 2010-04-28 22:55:27 -0500 13 Comments

A new study has drawn concern over those with diabetes, as recently released data indicates that low blood sugar levels may cause permanent brain damage. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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13 replies

Matsui_Aiko 2011-04-07 20:13:28 +0100 Report

This about frequency my sugar has droped to about 30 something before but it mostly stays in the 200s so i mean either way it lose lose. its nice to have the info though.

Anonymous 2010-08-03 01:52:40 +0100 Report

I'm a type 1 diabetic and I have had diabetes for about 45 year and now I can't feel when I'm goiing into a insulin reaction when my husband is here he can tell and get me juice when I'm alone by the help of God I can slowly pull my self out of it so I would like to know how much damange have I done to my brain with these insulin reactions

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 21:52:34 +0100 Report

Happy day,
Thanks for this info I knew that high sugar could make you go into diabetic coma but did not know this. I feel blessed to have recieved this info so that I can assist my husband in a better way.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Pfc 2010-06-23 19:51:54 +0100 Report

couple times had the frightening 2 am drop to 42, confusion, numbness,ireg heart beat,every muscle in my body started to sieze up. My dog Susie( half greman shep/collie)woke me. I staggered to the kitchen and the only thing I could see was powered sugar. I grabbed a big spoon and helped my self right out of the jar and drank water. after checking That it was going back up went back to bed. Next day I felt like someone had beat me with a board, my muscles were very sore.Susie insisted on sleeping right by my bed on guard. She is in doggie heaven now( she had to be put down at 9 years because of hip displac.pain that pills didnot help) but She was my guardian angel. some how she knew that I was in trouble and poked me with that long nose of hers untill I got up. And you don't argue with a 100 bear of a dog.I had a low tolarance to low sugar reading, I start feeling funny when my blood sugar get below 70-80. the only problem I have is being careful about the amount of sugar I take,so I don't end up with a big spike. You are confused and frightened and if you are alone it is tough to gage the amount to use. I try to keep OJ and one of those little glasses that pimento cheese comes in( it is about 4oz liq) and that is what you get from one orange. and one tsp sugar and no more.
(I treat OJ as medicine)that sort of does the trick without me going crazy with the sweets. Hopefully my brain is still perking ok,but I am sure there are some effect from lows. What was you name again?LOL:) Yes I am in that senior group 74.

sandymax 2010-06-14 18:11:03 +0100 Report

This video was the most informative bit of information I have ever seen. I didn't realize the damaging effects of low blood sugar. Thank you. sandymax

noitand 2010-06-13 19:29:45 +0100 Report

This is typical of info I read and hear about diabetes dangers. It gives a high level overview of a problem to watch out for, but gives no details such as how low is considered dangerous (i.e., at what level does hypoglycemia begin to have a long-term impact of brain function?).

ShelliB 2010-06-13 18:56:34 +0100 Report

This is information I had no clue of. It makes me wonder about my father and his problems? I am really going to try and keep an eye on things now.

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