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Memory loss, difficulty in learning, and changes in thinking ability?

Cognitive changes can occur in diabetes

Diabetes and Brain or Cognitive problems as Depicted in Language of Diabetes

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 As many as 40% of people with diabetes said they have struggled with their psychological wellbeing

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Diabetes and brain problems

People with diabetes are at an increased risk of cognitive issues such as memory loss, difficulty in learning, and changes in thinking ability.

Initially, cognitive changes may be subtle but can become more pronounced, affecting memory, attention, planning, reasoning, and decision-making. Early Intervention is very helpful in prevention of these changes

Diabetes and Cognitive Issues

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Memory & Learning

Changes in memory and learning ability may signal cognitive issues in people with diabetes

Memory and Learning Difficulties in People With Diabetes

What could Diabetes be saying?

Here is what you should know:

Individuals with diabetes might experience changes in memory, such as forgetfulness, difficulty in learning new things, and challenges in deep or coherent thinking.


These symptoms are often early signs of cognitive decline related to diabetes. The damage caused by elevated blood sugar levels to brain cells and vessels can impair cognitive functions.


Monitoring for these changes is crucial for early intervention and managing diabetes effectively to maintain cognitive health. Regular mental exercises, a balanced diet, and controlling blood sugar levels are essential strategies to mitigate these cognitive changes


Emotional  Health

Mood shifts and sadness may indicate mental health concerns in people with diabetes

Emotional Health In Diabetes

What Could Diabetes Be Saying?

People with diabetes may experience frequent mood shifts, feelings of sadness, irritability, and anxiety. These mental health issues can be directly related to the emotional burden of managing diabetes and the physiological effects of fluctuating blood sugar levels.


Additionally, high blood sugar over time can damage blood vessels in the brain, leading to cognitive issues and exacerbating mental health concerns. Open discussion about mental health, regular counseling, and appropriate medical intervention are key to managing these symptoms. Maintaining a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and stable blood sugar levels also play a significant role in supporting mental well-being

Wellbeing & Libido

Unexplained weight changes and libido issues can be diabetes-related

Well Being and Libido In Diabetes

What Could Diabetes Be Saying?

Unexplained weight loss or gain and changes in libido could be signs that diabetes is affecting overall well-being and sexual health. Diabetes-related fatigue, hormonal changes, and the constant management of the condition can impact sexual desire and energy levels.


Women may experience decreased arousal and lubrication, leading to discomfort during intercourse, while men may face reduced libido due to lowered testosterone levels.


Managing diabetes effectively, including monitoring blood sugar, maintaining a healthy diet, and regular exercise, can help alleviate these symptoms



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Dos and Don'ts

Do: Monitor blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and discuss any cognitive or emotional changes with doctors.


Don't: Ignore symptoms, neglect mental health, or avoid physical activities

Mental Health in Diabetes

Strengthen Your Cognition

Supplements like alpha-lipoic acid, bitter melon, green tea, resveratrol, and magnesium may support brain health in diabetes. A diet rich in vegetables, fiber, and fruits also aids cognitive function. 

Brain Health Supplements In Diabetes

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