I believe too many low blood sugars over the years have damaged my memory. Anyone else?
Any ground breaking advances in the field of memory research ????
I've had T-1 for 30 yrs and have not lost any body parts, no heart attack or blindness yet. Lazer surgery on one eye in my early twentys, that was a wake up call. So here I am in my mid fourtys and everyone has better memory than me. Friends that have put abused their brains in every way possible remember things with such clarity that I no longer have. Memory is who we are; with out that what else matters.
Many times I've wondered the same thing! Also T1 30+ years with no significant complications to date (knock wood!!) My memory is horrible, like you, worse than friends and family.
I wonder if memory "exercises" really help?
im not sure about memory in general but the day after a bad low, my memory is shot. last month i had a bad low in the 40s and the next day i had to produce a document in spanish, a language i am fluent in, and i couldnt produce a thing. my ability to recall vocabulary was nil.
I've had really bad control over the years. My memory seemed alright while I was at school and college, but since I've had children it has gone to pot. I don't read or write as much as I used to so I've gone down hill. I think my memory has been affected but my husband has just said that I remember everything he has done wrong since 1996.
You are also getting older. Memory starts to fail in every one, a little bit.
It would take a double blind study of say people in their 20s. some D and some not.
Then compare memory tests of before and after to really get an idea if Diabetes effects memory.
I know that my memory is effected when i am low though. I often can not remember anything about low sugars. I have to hear it from my family later on.
"hey dad remember that time......" No I don't really.
Timothy, WHO IS GETTING OLDER ? Cheek of ye !!
Oh I'm sorry I did not mean to be cheeky. What I meant to say is that Josephine IS getting older and I am not, but still I can understand what it must be like, being as young as I am, it is difficult to see that far ahead, but still. I am trying.
I hope this clears up any confusion in my earlier post.
Yes of course, you'll be fine once maturity sets in ;)
38 years on insulin for me. I also think that my memoey has greatly diminshed. I forget things all the time, which was never a problem a few years ago.
although i am on many (MANY!!!) psychiatric medications for schizophrenia, i started to notice a terrible memory loss. i couldnt remember the simplist things, names of friends and aquantances would completely escape me. my husband would have to repeat to me what he had told me less than an hour ago. I couldnt concentrate on anything. it was frustrating to say the least.
i am no doctor, but i remembered how when i was a child, my mother would always make me eggs B4 i had a test in grammer school. she called eggs "Brain Food."
anyhow, i started eating eggs every morning (i have researched this in regard to High Cholesteral and Blood Pressure and found no solid reason why eggs would be an unhealthy choice) so i began on my egg journey. And what i have found over the months is an incredible increase in memory AND concentration. I used to drift off when people were talking to me, but now i am much better at focusing on the conversations at hand.
all in all, i just wanted to put my 2 cents in: EGGS HAVE WORKED FOR MY MEMORY.
I;'ve wondered that too. I've had 39 years of insulin and I know that the lows affect my memory atthat time but I've wondered if it has kept affecting my memory. I tend to forget simple things and yesI'm getting older but it seems my g-mother who is 86 can remember more than me. Life huh???
Aeon, you made me laugh. Love it!
I had had Type 1 for 50+ years, only complication have been some lasers on my eyes about 20 years ago. I am also now 60, so age plays a part. But my memory is not what it used to be. It drives my husabnd crazy--"I told you that..." I just don't remember a lot (or sometimes I don't pay attention to what he is saying)
Although retired, I stay mentally active, reading, teaching as a volunteer, etc. Low blood glucose numbers are surely a part of that problem.
I wonder does high bg damage memory.