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Diabetes and Alzheimer’s

Diabetes Alzheimer’s

It is a well know fact that Diabetes cause many complications for people suffering from the disease.  Ask any diabetic and they can tell you that diabetes will cause problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, feet, and nervous system.

Regulate Blood Sugar

Now it seems that doctors are convinced that diabetes damages blood vessels that supply the brain.  It is suspected that when the body is starting to lose its ability to regulate blood sugar that the damage to the vessels have already started.  This is a problem because a person might not even be diagnosed with diabetes when all of this starts to occur.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

The bottom line is this:  You need to be right on top of your health as it pertains to diabetes and heart related risks.  There are major implications with what is happening with the obesity fueled epidemic of type 2 diabetes and the aging of the population.

The risk of a type 2 diabetic developing Alzheimer’s Disease is three times that of a non-diabetic.  Be aware that genetics are still a prime risk factor for dementia.

But there is a link between diabetes and Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  You need to be aware and talk with your doctor about it.

Diabetes Symptoms | Dementia Alzheimer’s

  • Brain function slows as type 2 diabetic’s blood sugar rises.  This happen before any loss of memory occurs.
  • People with a history of diabetes develop Alzheimer’s faster then in the population.
  • Type 2 diabetes occurs because of insulin resistance.  Insulin turns blood sugar into energy.  Insulin influences memory in a variety of ways, and an insulin-resistant body in turn affects brain cells' insulin-related activity.

The bottom line is this.  You need to control your diabetes as best you can.  You need to take pro-active steps to prevent heart problems and the problems that can occur with the blood vessels prevent blood from flowing freely to your brain.

The diabetic suffering from diabetes needs to be aware of the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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