I've been having some pretty bad short term memory loss lately. :( It's been going on the past few years ever since I had a seizure from an extreme low.In the 25+ yrs of being diabetic I've had 3 extreme lows like that prior to pump therapy.(the last 2 I went into a seizure and the first one I lost consciousness but did not have a seizure). The last seizure I actually passed out, hit my face and head on the side of the bathroom door ,bruised my face and had a fat lip then went into the seizure! Not a pretty thing!
But I have noticed that my memory has gotten worse over time. I have talked to several Dr's over the years about this and have wondered if it was from my last seizure which was about 6 yrs ago now and could that have contributed to the issues I'm having now. They all said that low's can kill brain cells. I also realize having D's for so long now can contribute to memory loss as well. But maybe it's not even related to D's. I'm actually pretty concerned about this because I'm only in my early 30's and it's effecting my daily life now and it can sometimes be really embarrassing when I don't remember things I should. I have been referred to a neurologist to be checked out but honestly I'm kind of scared.:-( I started taking Ginkgo Biloba to see if that would help at all but know it takes time to start working. So my question is how many of you are experiencing similar problems? If so, have you been able to do anything to help with it? I'm wondering how common this is among us that have D's for such long periods of time. Thanks for any feedback you may have!