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Question:

From Houston, Texas, USA:

What effect will instances of high or low blood glucose have on the ability to comprehend and remember instructions? Is there a period of time after the sugar returns to normal that these functions could be impaired?

Answer:

High blood sugars does not usually directly impair one's ability to concentrate (but may indirectly if the person is uncomfortable from symptoms of high blood sugar). Low blood sugar definitely can interfere with concentration and the ability to understand instructions or cooperate in carrying them out. This should become normal as the blood sugar rises into the normal range.

TGL

Original posting 2 Apr 1999
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA and Hypoglycemia

  
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