It won’t come as a surprise to any person with diabetes that we’re not at our best when our blood sugar numbers run low. Glucose usually helps the brain to operate and, without enough of it, simple brain functions can be impaired. This is why we can feel confused or disoriented when we haven’t eaten enough, take too much insulin or extend our exercise period to a full hour of cardio. In school, my mom always made sure I didn’t take tests before lunch, a precaution to be sure my blood sugar was at a level to have ALL my brain cells working at full-power. Gives the saying “food for thought” a whole new meaning.
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