I wrote this last week but I think someone was giving trouble to Google and I couldn't input this so this week I will have two posts unless the same thing happens again. Scientists started naming Alzheimer's disease a type 3 diabetes. Why? Because they think there's a strong relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. They have found new proof linking resistance to insulin and the disorder of the brain.
Northwestern University in the United States declare that when the brain stops the insulin from doing its job correctly, the result is chemical imbalance. This disproportion of the chemicals then could help out in activating Alzheimer's disease.
The research undertaken is suggesting that patients with dementia have brains with protein that ties to the tips of the end of nerves. This leads to resistance to insulin which plays a role and therefore important for the brain in order for it to learn, accumulate information and knowledge and then remember them along with the memories.
The leader of this study is Dr. William Klein who said that type 2 diabetes drugs may be helpful in treating Alzheimer's disease. Even Diabetes UK Care advisor, Libby Dowling, said there are other researches that link diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
There is a need though for more studies on this matter in order to arrive at a more definitive conclusion as to the relationship between Alzheimer's and diabetes. There is no doubt for this because the speed at which change in medical science occurs is breathtaking.
Just look at the latest announcement regarding the stem cells resulting from adult skin cells that were genetically engineered. We all need these weapons so we can win the battle with diseases including diabetes. These are imbedded in the minds of these researchers who are tireless in their quest for new ways to make things better for all, regardless of motivation.
Now they're saying that insulin's importance to the body of type 1 diabetics and some type is also equally important to the mind. That is why they are thinking that Alzheimer's loss of memory is because of a new form of diabetes which they call the third form.
I repeat that researchers have discovered the reasoning why the signaling of the brain insulin which is important for memory would cease working in Alzheimer's disease. They found a toxic protein in the brains of those who have Alzheimer's that removes from the nerve cells the insulin receptors. This makes the neurons resistant to insulin.