Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-04-23


Insulin Resistant &  Learning Difficulties

My 13 year old daughter who has just been diagnosed with insulin resistance has battled with weight gain since birth &  learning difficulties especially maths. While researching I learnt that a malfunctional pancreas can cause the adreanal glands to produce too much stress hormones which affects the hippocampus - region of brain for learning &  short-term memory. Is this correct &  now that she is on medication, is an improvement in school work possible.

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert

There are several claims about effects that may influence concentration and thus schoolwork. In general a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet with enough fresh fruits and vegetables, enough exercise, sleep and then good general hygiene and good health may improve concentration. If a medical condition needs medication this may improve her general health and thus concentration.

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