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Type 2 Diabetes Brain Fog

I have type 2 diabetes and I have had diabetes for about 9 years now. For many of those years I was uninsured and not working. It was hard and has really created some problems for me. As I sit here writing this I am experiencing Brain Fog.

Type 2 Diabetes Brain Fog

Many people think that having diabetes is easy. All you have to do is eat right and exercise, but really it’s not that simple and if you are diabetic, you know this. Diabetes is serious, it leads to many complications that can kill you if not controlled. Yet we still are not given the help we need to keep our control, but that’s for another post.

Diabetes Brain Fog is really a huge problem for not just new diabetics, but veterans as well. Even though I have been a type 2 Diabetic for almost 9 years. I still experience the brain fog and it effects my daily life. There are many factors that create Brain Fog for anyone, but they can really effect someone with diabetes as not only do they create the brain fog, but they also effect our blood sugar. (You can read the full list of Brain Fog causes for anyone here)

    • Stress
    • Lack of sleep
    • Allergies
    • Vitamin deficiencies
    • Dehydration
    • Medication
    • Depression

I have only listed these because they are something a diabetic may have to deal with on a daily basis and because all of these can also effect blood sugar, making the brain fog last longer.

For a diabetic if you blood sugar is low, say after not eating at the right time or exercise you can experience brain fog. hypoglycemia or a low blood sugar can make you feel disoriented, angry and stressed. Brain fog is also a problem with low blood sugar.

I personally have problems with both high and low blood sugar. I feel drunk when it’s high and everything hurts. The only way to bring it down for a type two is rest and moderate exercise if you blood sugar is under 300. Yes, if it’s over we can not exercise. See not as simple as people think. Also mine goes over 300 if I’m stressed, so food is not always the culprit.

I hope you have learned a bit about what it is like to deal with Type 2 Diabetes Brain Fog. There is so much more to it, but I’ve included some links in the post for more information.

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