Memory in Diabetes Patients Improved with Moderate Exercise

A recent study conducted on rats shows that moderate exercise can help improve memory in patients with type-2 diabetes.

Rats were placed in a circular pool where their ability to remember the placement of a platform that would help them escape the water was tested. Researchers found that rats with type-2 diabetes needed longer to find the platform. However, after four weeks of regular exercise, they more easily found the platform.

Exercise may go a long way towards helping your memory, but there are other steps that can be taken as well.

Sleep is important to maintaining good memory. Getting seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep every night is recommended.

Exercise is good for the brain. Some studies indicate that exercise can create new neurons responsible for memory.

A nutritious diet is also key. A diet low in fat and rich in fish, fresh fruits and vegetables can help to nourish the brain.

Opinions are mixed during recent years on brain training. There is a large body of evidence that indicates that by stimulating our minds we build our mental muscles. Doing crossword puzzles or Sudoku puzzles may help prevent cognitive impairment.

Like any disease, diabetes can get worse if you’re stressed out. Getting worked up or excited is an appropriate response to stress. When this happens, our bodies push extra blood sugar into our bloodstreams.

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