Diabetic? Here’s How to Save Your Brain
It’s a side effect of diabetes that most people don’t give much thought to:
It can absolutely destroy your brain.
The blood vessel damage caused by high blood sugar levels affects the brain’s white matter, the part of the brain in which nerves communicate.
When these nerves become damaged, it can lead to cognitive impairment – or worse, dementia. The problem is that this gradual damage will go unnoticed… until it’s too late.
All the more reason to keep your blood sugar under control if you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (or to avoiding getting it in the first place!).
And researchers have found a way to do just that.
The answer to this one is pretty simple:
That’s it! It’s not sexy or exciting, but eating a diet that has plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats has been shown time and again to help diabetics with their memory.
And now another study has added even more proof.
For the study, researchers looked at about 900 people, testing them for diabetes, administering cognitive tests, and assessing their eating habits.
Not surprisingly, eating a diet with the types of foods I just mentioned helped both diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
People without diabetes experienced memory improvements.
But type 2 diabetics got even more benefits. They had bigger improvements in cognitive function, word recognition, and other cognitive skills.
But there’s a catch.
These improvements were only seen in diabetics whose blood sugar was firmly under control – or in those whose blood sugar improved during the study.
In those with poorly controlled blood sugar, there wasn’t any benefit at all.
The nutrients in these foods help combat help protect the brain by reducing oxidation and inflammation. Of course, following this plan will also help stabilize your blood sugar… which is a major key to its cognitive benefits.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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