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Re: [IP] Re: dementia
Well, now I remember when I was about 45 and starting to go through the
change of life I noticed a terrific lose of memory and it was all of a
sudden. I got really worried and ask my endo if this is related to diabetes.
No, she said. My theory was that I had had too many reactions and killed
off too many brain cells. She took that question to a Dr. in Pittsb. and the
answer was: Just try to watch how many reactions you have! Yeah Right. So
now I make a choice do I still want to live on the edge of a reaction and
have what they refer to as good control (because A1c is in the normal range)
and do possible damage to brain cells, or do I want to keep bg up higher and
take a chance on one or more of the other complications, Some choice eh?
I'm now 56 years old and have been through the change for over 10 years.
Memory is maybe a little worse. especially about recent happenings. It is
terribly embarrassing at times. Especially when my mother who is 88 can
remember what she gave me or what I gave here on certain occasions and I
can't even remember what day of last week I did a certain thing. She amazes
me with her memory. So if she can remember shouldn't I be able to at 30nsome
So I guess I believe a certain amount comes from being a woman and losing the
estrogen as well as maybe the amount of reactions I used to have. I CAN
REMEMBER years ago when I was first dx and there was no way of knowing what
your blood sugar was except for peeing on a piece of tape I would let my
blood sugar go low at least once a day just to know that at one time during
the day I was low. I figured that if I could go low (by not eating or
whatever) then I must not have been too high or I wouldn't have come down.
That was on only one shot a day too.
That is basically how I controlled it for years. I could always tell then
when I was low and I would take care of it right away. I guess my real
question is at what point do we start burning off brain cells when we go low?
I suppose that is different with each individual also. Oh, well I guess we
all will get something to alter our lives if we live long enough and if
dementia is mine I won't worry because I won't remember how to.
Nancy 35 years D 12 years pumping.
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