Does Diabetes cause Memory Loss?
BY: The News Voice
Our body changes what we eat into glucose which is converted into energy by insulin.
Sometimes, your body may not make enough insulin or use it properly which results in too much glucose in blood; diabetes.
Type 1: Little or no Insulin
Type 2: Insulin not used right way
- Random glucose Test - Fasting glucose Test - Oral glucose Tolerance test - A1C blood test
Uncontrolled diabetes may increase the risk of experiencing cognitive problems like memory loss
Research shows that having Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of developing slow progressive dementia.
It is believed that diabetes can cause memory loss through silent damage to capillaries
Though we can measure brain shrinkage, MRI and CT scans can't show plaques and tangles caused by damage to capillaries
The risk of dementia is higher when diabetes is poorly managed, so good control over blood sugar is necessary to prevent serious memory loss