Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

There are few ailments in the world that strike as much anxiety as Type 3 Diabetes. It’s a complex sugar imbalance in the blood, to be concise, and dealing with it is more than a day’s work for its victims. There are some studies, however, that suggest Alzheimer’s could be Type 3 Diabetes. As odd as this sounds, many have undergone numerous tests to verify this notion.

The Dietary Connection

What do Alzheimer’s and Type 3 Diabetes have in common? David Perlmutter, M.D. attests in his study that foods high in carbohydrates and sugars heavily affect the neurological wellbeing of our brains. David is not the only one to spot this connection. Since 2005, a growing number of neurologists have agreed that the connections to Alzheimer’s and diets high and sugar and carbohydrates are becoming too difficult to dismiss. 


Diabetes And the Brain

While this may be exciting implications for a simple diet change to help prevent one of America’s most prominent neurodegenerative illnesses, more studies need to be done in order to “prove” this notion. Studies have been done but it’s important to understand how diabetes affects the brain, especially since Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease and not necessarily a completely physiological ailment. Diabetes concerns matters of glucose in the blood, at its most basic form. Put simply, if Diabetes remains unchecked and the sugar in the blood reaches dangerous (poisonous) levels it can lead to Alzheimer’s. 


Insulin Rejection In The Brain

Perhaps the most important point to be made from this study is that it found that diabetes makes it difficult for neurons to respond to insulin. This, in turn, creates the resistance to insulin found in the brains of many suffering from Alzheimer’s. One final point that these two diseases are more similar than different. 

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