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Memory loss can result from having a very bad hypo but it is almost always temporary. I have experienced that may times during my 63 years of Type 1. I have read that a hypo that is so bad that unconsciousness lingers for a long time can cause brain damage. That has been previously discussed on this site. A new member on another site said she had been in an unconscious state with a diabetic coma for one month. That may be the worst hypo I have seen discussed. She is OK now and is posting there. I wonder how much memory she has lost and what other side effects, if any, she is experiencing. Have any of you had similar experiences with temporary memory loss due to hypos? How about prolonged unconsciousness? Any other side effects?

I am experiencing memory loss due to aging. Here is a nice little poem that sums it up nicely. (I am not the author of the poem.)

Forgetter Be Forgotten?

My forgetter's getting better,
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke

For when I'm 'here' I'm wondering
If I really should be 'there'
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say 'what am I here for?'
I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say 'Hi' and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, 'who the hell was that?

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.

CAN YOU RELATE???
 

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Memories?? I've had a few. :D Good poem. I can relate to walking in a room and forgetting why I am there. Then I remember about 4 seconds later. Hiding things in a safe place. Ya. I recently came across a 1954 ten dollar bill that I had hidden about 6 years ago. Usually I don't find things that I hide though. I wonder who is.

I've always been Good with names, birthdays, phone and street numbers if I want to remember them. I still am. Some I'd like to forget but can't.

Probably like you Richard, I've had tons of lows and seizures especially when I was younger. There may have been minimal damage but being so slight we wouldn't notice it.

I mentioned here that I was in a 3 day Coma when I was a Teenager. I was a bit groggy when I woke up but I didn't notice any more mental problems that I didn't already have before hand. :D

I also mentioned here and elsewhere, that I was severely overdosed in the Hospital. I was there for rest and relaxation from severe RA. I'm not gonna do that again. ;)

Anyways, I was unconscious 7 a.m. An inexperienced Nurse gave me my day shots. My Spirit left my body. I read from the Nurse's log-book afterwards that my sugar was 1.5 mmol/L(26mg/dl). (She must have been hiding behind the door when she was being taught about administering Insulin to a Diabetic).

I definitely had memory loss. My Hubby brought our 2 Kids in to see me the next day. I recognized my Kids(they were 4 and 8 years old, at the time) but I couldn't remember anything about their birth or the day before or after. Other memories were erased also. Some returned eventually. Some I had to relearn.

I demanded a memory test while still in the Hospital. The smartass Dr. said that I was a genius before but now I was only normal. I didn't find him amusing. I will never forget his name or the name of the Nurse that overdosed me. I will say though that that was one of my most interesting experiences. I'm Happy to have it.
 

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Terrie, I have always consideded you to be very intelligent, way above normal. Dr. Smartass must have had a superiority complex.
 

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Let me just say, working in a hospital, MANY doctors have a superiority complex! I feel like saying to them "You are a human just like I am. Nothing more, nothing less."

Terrie, that is a terrible story! Geeze. You are one tough cookie and I'm glad you are hear. You just seem to be very wise.
 

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Thank you Richard. But no, I'm just normal and I'm Fine by that. I just didn't like that Dr's sassy remark after what I'd been through.

We ALL have Gifts. Whether we realize them or not and use them, is another story.
 

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Let me just say, working in a hospital, MANY doctors have a superiority complex! I feel like saying to them "You are a human just like I am. Nothing more, nothing less."
I DO know what you mean Ruby. I've had to drop many a Good Dr. because of their "GOD Complex". I understand that Drs. need to be respected. But they Really need to be taught how to speak TO their Patients NOT AT them. They are not doing us or themselves any favours.

They need to make sure that we have certain tests done so we can find out if we have Diabetes and other tests done to know for sure which type. Especially if we have symptoms or Family history.

Then they need to explain the basics to us, answer our questions and give us correct and up-to-date written info to read. It wouldn't take much time or money and a lot of Families would be saved from hardship. I think I'd need a muzzle if I worked in a Hospital. :D

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Terrie, that is a terrible story! Geeze. You are one tough cookie and I'm glad you are hear. You just seem to be very wise.
Yes well, there are many thousands of those types of stories around the world and sadly some do not have a Happy ending.

HA! My Rheumy told his Colleague whom he had asked to look at my joints, that I'm his toughest cookie, about 3 mths. ago. I guess I roll with the punches.

I'm Happy that you are here also. You're a Wonderful Lady and Friend. :)
 

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I DO know what you mean Ruby. I've had to drop many a Good Dr. because of their "GOD Complex".
Yes Terrie, When I was last in hospital because of my stroke and the doctor who look after me knew how to treat the stroke but did little for the diabetic so they kept me high deliberately as they don't know what to do or rather don't want me to fall low. Rehabilitation is not much better. When it came to eating I was given a pathetic bolus as it was not big enouth to eat by.
I understand that Drs. need to be respected. But they Really need to be taught how to speak TO their Patients NOT AT them. They are not doing us or themselves any favours.
Indeed Terrie. I see that they can easily walk away thinking they know it's right and be comfortable with it.

They need to make sure that we have certain tests done so we can find out if we have Diabetes and other tests done to know for sure which type. Especially if we have symptoms or Family history.
But sadly some doctors don't and guess what the diagnosis as this is sooo wrong!!!
Then they need to explain the basics to us, answer our questions and give us correct and up-to-date written info to read. It wouldn't take much time or money and a lot of Families would be saved from hardship. I think I'd need a muzzle if I worked in a Hospital. :D
WOHA!! Steady on Terrie!!! :D I have worked in a hospital and the many loop holes that you see wide open that you will complain about and there is your job as you have to whey up the consequences if you did speak up.


Yes well, there are many thousands of those types of stories around the world and sadly some do not have a Happy ending.
Yes Terrie as they become political of how people benefit or suffer. :(



I'm Happy that you are here also. You're a Wonderful Lady and Friend. :)
Yes you are a wonderful lady Terrie and a treasure to this forum. :D

With the memory loss as I can be in a dayze over what I should be doing like looking for a pen in a fridge. LOL
 

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Yes Peter. I agree on many of your thoughts concerning Drs. and Hospital care.

I'm sorry to hear that you had memory loss from your stroke Peter. It must have been a Major stroke. My oldest Brother had 3 minor strokes but he didn't seem to suffer much damage from those. But then again his damage may have been more obvious through testing. Everyone is different.

I'm just Very Happy that you are Alive and with us and sharing your wisdom and experiences. You're such a Big help and I enjoy your upbeat sense of humour. :D It's So refreshing.
 

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Memory loss can result from having a very bad hypo but it is almost always temporary. I have experienced that may times during my 63 years of Type 1. I have read that a hypo that is so bad that unconsciousness lingers for a long time can cause brain damage. That has been previously discussed on this site. A new member on another site said she had been in an unconscious state with a diabetic coma for one month. That may be the worst hypo I have seen discussed. She is OK now and is posting there. I wonder how much memory she has lost and what other side effects, if any, she is experiencing. Have any of you had similar experiences with temporary memory loss due to hypos? How about prolonged unconsciousness? Any other side effects?

I am experiencing memory loss due to aging. Here is a nice little poem that sums it up nicely. (I am not the author of the poem.)

Forgetter Be Forgotten?

My forgetter's getting better,
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke

For when I'm 'here' I'm wondering
If I really should be 'there'
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say 'what am I here for?'
I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say 'Hi' and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, 'who the hell was that?

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.

CAN YOU RELATE???

inspiring piece you got there. i also think that diabetes also plays a major part in some memory loss. Im in insulin these recent months and I think I'm coping well.



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Diabetes - Status on memory

Just ran across this while searching the web regarding diabetes and memory loss. I've had type 1 brittle diabetes for 38 years. Currently using CGM to assist in preventing lows. Within the past 2-3 years, I find myself struggling with my memory. MRI, MRA indicate all is okay - no tumors, no strokes, etc. Blood work is fine. But - I struggle with short-term memory.
Just looking to see if there have been any studies to indicate issues with memory as a result of many lows, which have included seizures in the past.
This article seems to relate to the topic. So - I'm not really "replying" - but opening the door for further discussion.
 

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interesting topic for sure.

when my bs gets too low, i tend to get lethargic and then realize that i have to eat something
 

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OK, Just now as I post I see a low @ 2.7 / 48.6 and I not feel low and I think that I have not forgotten anything and just had a late lunch cum dinner and :confused::confused: I am just in no man's land. I will have some of those black jelly beans. I should be OK. :)
 
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