According to reports from Reuters, keeping your blood sugar under tight control improves the type of memory you need to perform your normal daily routines.
“Many of the patients with type 2 diabetes may have evidence of mild cognitive dysfunction,” Dr. Christopher M. Ryan, from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, told Reuters Health. “Improving metabolic control and reducing fasting plasma glucose (sugar) levels can lead to an improvement in learning and memory ability.”
The study group was 145 people and the results were statistically significant.
Frankly, although interesting, this comes under the ‘no shit, Sherlock’ category of research.
Having a load of Tate and Lyle’s finest floating round your blood stream is not good – its a toxin. One of the most annoying symptoms of diabetes is the ‘falling asleep’ when a meal causes your blood sugar to go too high. So, having established that high blood sugar can cause you to go into ’shut down’ mode, it doesn’t take an expert to guess that ‘mildly’ high levels cause a few memory issues.
I guess I must be lucky, I can’t remember when I last forgot something.