Low blood glucose may affect memory

Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose episodes can be scary events that cause dizziness, sweating, shaking, and nausea.  Care must be taken right away with glucose tablets or other easily digested sugars such as orange juice to bring blood glucose levels back to normal levels.  A recent study has found that those older adults with type 2 diabetes that have low blood glucose episodes often may place themselves at risk for memory problems.  It is not confirmed why low blood glucose levels affect working memory and cognitive function.  However, it is suggested that those with type 2 diabetes should be sure to learn about how to best deal with their low blood glucose levels so they can better manage their diabetes and overall health.

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