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(NBC News)   High blood sugar tied to um, memory, uh, something   (nbcnews.com) divider line 12
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2013-10-25 01:52:53 PM
So pixie sticks are mind bleach? That'll come in handy.
 
2013-10-25 01:53:39 PM
Is this cause or effect?  Neuron's use glucose for fuel not fat so if they stop absorbing it your blood sugar would go up.  So does high blood sugar cause the neurons to reduce picking up glucose or does the reduction in glucose pickup from memory impairment cause high blood sugar?
 
2013-10-25 01:58:05 PM
This would explain the high number of repeat greenlights.
 
2013-10-25 02:03:35 PM
I've never had any memory problems and I am dibet............
........I like gummy bears. Can you tell me where my shorts went?
 
2013-10-25 02:35:37 PM
when i figured out i had type 1 diabetes, my blood sugar was 600; i have heard of people having over 1000; that shiat is crazy to me. The main problem i have is when i wake up; in the middle of the night my sugar is 80 and 3 hours later when i wake up its 240. WTF.
 
2013-10-25 02:39:15 PM
Since alcohol consumption tends to lower blood sugar level, I should have pornographic memory by now.
 
2013-10-25 03:28:06 PM

Mr. Eugenides: Neuron's use glucose for fuel not fat so if they stop absorbing it your blood sugar would go up. So does high blood sugar cause the neurons to reduce picking up glucose or does the reduction in glucose pickup from memory impairment cause high blood sugar?


I don't know but your apostrophe pluralizing neuron is only working 50% of the time. Might as well replace it with a coin tosser.
 
2013-10-25 04:03:45 PM
The brain works on sugar. As you know sugar is a white crystaline powder.  Crystals have eight sides. Eight is also the cube of two which is also how many carbon atoms are in a simple sugar. Simple sugars are converted via the citric acid cycle into ATP or Adenosine Tri-Phosphate.  The three phosphate bonds are the basic method your body uses to power everything from synapses to muscular contraction to ion pumps in cells.  The cube of the number two plays into the fact that there are three phosphate bonds. Also, an actual cube has three opposing faces much like salt. In the brain, there are sometimes build ups of salts that are coincidental with Alzheimer"s disease. Alzheimer's disease is a profound deterioriation of the brain's memory and recall functions. I am also running out of random things to go on with here, but I am pretty sure that nobody will have read anywhere near this deep into this drivel. So, something about ion pumps and the infield fly rule. I really hate Peperridge Farm goldfish that have smiley faces on them.  Sure they are yummy, but don't anthropomorphize my crackers.
 
2013-10-25 06:30:42 PM

Tricky Chicken: The brain works on sugar. As you know sugar is a white crystaline powder.  Crystals have eight sides. Eight is also the cube of two which is also how many carbon atoms are in a simple sugar. Simple sugars are converted via the citric acid cycle into ATP or Adenosine Tri-Phosphate.  The three phosphate bonds are the basic method your body uses to power everything from synapses to muscular contraction to ion pumps in cells.  The cube of the number two plays into the fact that there are three phosphate bonds. Also, an actual cube has three opposing faces much like salt. In the brain, there are sometimes build ups of salts that are coincidental with Alzheimer"s disease. Alzheimer's disease is a profound deterioriation of the brain's memory and recall functions. I am also running out of random things to go on with here, but I am pretty sure that nobody will have read anywhere near this deep into this drivel. So, something about ion pumps and the infield fly rule. I really hate Peperridge Farm goldfish that have smiley faces on them.  Sure they are yummy, but don't anthropomorphize my crackers.


This.
 
2013-10-25 06:49:25 PM

soakitincider: The main problem i have is when i wake up; in the middle of the night my sugar is 80 and 3 hours later when i wake up its 240.


Lol - Just deleted a tl;dr explaining my personal experience... short version: been there. What works the best for me - give your system something to work on while you sleep. You'll have to play with amounts and food types; I eat a 12 carb cup of yogurt and a small glass of water just before bed, sometimes with a small piece of cheese, or small piece of fruit: half an apple, a kiwi. A handful of blueberries seem to do the best for me, but I'm cheap and only buy them on sale. If you're taking meds at night, I wouldn't recommend a small glass of cranberry juice, but if you aren't on medication, it also seems to do well.

Finally, If you're one of those 7-9 hour a night sleepers, I'd recommend paring it down, and taking a catnap at lunch or after work. My freaking liver cranks out triglycerides when I sleep for any length of time; both their levels and my glucose levels do much better on a shorter sleep schedule.

If you are experiencing memory issues, (this more than anything else almost destroyed me), pick some hobby that engages and stimulates your memory in a different way. When I was really bad I did Sudoku and other puzzles, but what has really helped me was to take up a couple cheap musical instruments; I picked a recorder ($8-15 for a plastic Yamaha that's mostly in tune), and a uke. (Wife got me a cheap one first - hell I was supposed to have been dead by then - after a couple years I upgraded).  No real talent, but my memory is waaaaay better than it was a couple years ago. I'm still broke some mornings, but not as often, and not as badly as before. And it annoys the cats. Bonus.  :)

i wish you luck.
 
2013-10-25 09:16:34 PM

soakitincider: when i figured out i had type 1 diabetes, my blood sugar was 600; i have heard of people having over 1000; that shiat is crazy to me. The main problem i have is when i wake up; in the middle of the night my sugar is 80 and 3 hours later when i wake up its 240. WTF.


holy fark dude! How bad does a sugar level that high mess you up? I understand really low makes people loopy. What does too high do?

Good luck and I hope everything is/gets under control.
 
2013-10-25 11:39:18 PM

soakitincider: The main problem i have is when i wake up; in the middle of the night my sugar is 80 and 3 hours later when i wake up its 240. WTF.


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