A Better Life with Diabetes - The condition can cause impaired function of the brain or dementia
On Sep 24, 2018
Diabetes is a chronic disease with the potential to affect all organs and organ systems. It is not commonly known, however, that diabetes can also even lead to substantial impairment of the brain function, a condition called diabetic encephalopathy.
The human brain is a sophisticated and sensitive organ, constantly depending on oxygen and blood sugar to sustain its complicated function. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels), as occasionally observed in diabetic patients, can immediately impact mood and thinking, or more severely lead to dizziness, unconsciousness or a coma. Symptoms may be severe and dangerous; however they usually can be reverted immediately by intake of glucose.