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    Diabetes can also cause memory loss.
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    suheirkilani posted:
    Our brain must have a constant supply of glucose and must cross the blood-brain barrier into brain. When too little or too much glucose cross the barrier into the hippocampus where memory processes take place, as a result false messages are given to the brain. The neurotransmitters send confused messages that effect short term memory, attention span and ability to concentrate. If a memory can't become embedded in short-term memory, it is not there to be transferred to long term memory.



    To avoid these disorders we must keep blood sugar levels as constant as possible which help the brain stay supplied with the correct amount of glucose to regulate the messages from neurotransmitters.


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    mrscora01 responded:
    Hi and welcome. I see this is your first post. Maybe you could introduce yourself? I also see from your picture that you are wearing a lab coat and stethoscopy. Are you WebMD staff or specialize in diabetes? Welcome.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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