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Could my diabetes be causing some of my memory problems?

By Anonymous December 4, 2014 - 8:11pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

There have been some findings in studies about dementia and diabetes (obviously you don't have dementia but it starts with memory problems) that there could be a connection. 

A study conducted at the Mayo Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco, notes that vascular disease can cause dementia in some diabetes patients.

HealthDay News reports that the researchers compared amyloid beta proteins in the blood of 211 people with dementia and 403 people without dementia. The results showed that dementia patients with diabetes were more likely to have blood vessel damage. In comparison, dementia patients without diabetes had more plaques, which are made up of amyloid beta protein, a change seen with Alzheimer's disease.

If people already have diabetes, they can reduce their risk of developing vascular dementia by controlling their blood sugar levels. Other healthy lifestyle choices that can help with the prevention of vascular dementia include quitting smoking and keeping a healthy blood pressure and normal cholesterol levels.

Of course, there could be other reasons with you, including sleep deprivation or getting older. Your overall health can be a answer to some memory problems, including how well you are sleeping. 

Read more on memory loss here: 


Have you talked to your doctor about this, Anon?



December 5, 2014 - 4:56am
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