Saturday, March 04, 2006

More Fun With Diabetes

Diabetes control linked to improved memory

Posted Mar 4th 2006 8:21AM by Diane Rixon
Filed under: Type 2, Lifestyle, drugs

It's no joke. Type 2 diabetes is associated with mild cognitive dysfunction. (As if the odds aren't already against you when you have Type 2!) It is a fact that Type 2 patients can be less successful at retaining information, which can really impair a person's ability to function in everyday life, whether at work, doing household tasks etc. But according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, improved metabolic control and reduced glucose levels can improve working memory in Type 2 patients, working memory being the type of short-term memory used for your basic day-to-day tasks. The results of the study were reported in Diabetes Care.

I am LIVING PROOF of the above.

I also don't listen.

I'm pretty sure I cause some people's indigestion too.

No comments: