Even though that moniker doesn't make much sense, in recent years, Alzheimer's disease has occasionally been referred to as "type 3" diabetes. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by diet. It is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet and It is increasingly looking like Alzheimer's. Instead of another type of diabetes, In some cases, the path from sugar to Alzheimer's leads through type 2 diabetes, but as a new study and others show, that's not always the case.
Effect of high blood sugar
Having high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline, a study followed 5,189 people over 10 years. The journal Diabetologia, than those with normal blood sugar, a longitudinal study, published on Thursday. Whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic. In other words, cognitive decline when the blood sugar is higher.
The lead author, Wuxiang Xie at Imperial College London, via email Dementia is one of the most prevalent psychiatric conditions strongly associated with poor quality of later life. It makes it very important to study risk factors as currently, dementia is not curable.
Diabetes 1 & 2
Performed her own review of studies connecting diabetes to Alzheimer's in 2016, Melissa Schilling, a professor at New York University sought to reconcile two confusing trends. Twice as likely to get Alzheimer's for People who have type 2 diabetes. Suggesting elevated insulin plays a role in Alzheimer's. Hyperinsulinemia," significantly increases your risk of Alzheimer's for People who have diabetes and are treated with insulin are also more likely to get Alzheimer's. are also thought to have a higher risk of Alzheimer's. People with type 1 diabetes, who don't make insulin at all, on the other hand, People aren't going to make enough of this enzyme to break up those brain clumps by People. Like those whose, bodies' ability to produce insulin has been tapped out by diabetes who don't have enough insulin. Those who end up with a surplus of insulin, most of this enzyme gets used up breaking that insulin down, leaving not enough enzyme to address those amyloid brain clumps. Meanwhile, in people who use insulin to treat their diabetes and who don't have diabetes yet—who are in a state known as prediabetes, It's something that affects roughly 86 million Americans according to Schilling, this can happen even in people where simply means your blood sugar is higher than normal.
Effects of Dementia
Schilling is just interested in the topic and she is not primarily a medical researcher. But Rosebud Roberts, agreed with her interpretation, a professor of epidemiology and neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in a 2012 study. Based on how much of their diet came from carbohydrates, Roberts broke nearly 1,000 people down into four groups. A pit stop on the way to dementia—than those who ate the smallest amount of carbs, the group that ate the most carbs had higher chances. Developing mild cognitive impairment, there is 80 percent higher chance. Intervening in MCI can help prevent dementia, they have trouble with more complex tasks, People with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, can dress and feed themselves,
For the connection between high blood sugar and dementia there are several theories out there to explain, she says. It increases the likelihood that you'll have mini-strokes in the brain, causing various forms of dementia, diabetes can also weaken the blood vessels. Including those in the brain, insulin resistant, which could cause the brain cells to die A high intake of simple sugars can make cells. Obesity can be caused by eating too much in general. Cytokines or inflammatory proteins are produced by the extra fat in obese people releases that can also contribute to cognitive deterioration, as per Roberts. In one study by Gottesman, obesity doubled a person's risk of having elevated amyloid proteins in their brains later in life.
They are so poorly controlled that they have hypoglycemic episodes, Roberts said that people with type 1 diabetes are mainly only at risk with their insulin. But even people who don't have any kind of diabetes should watch their sugar intake, she said.
"Just because you don't have type 2 diabetes doesn't mean you can eat whatever carbs you want," she said. "Especially if you're not active." What we eat, she added, is "a big factor in maintaining control of our destiny. It is interesting because it also shows an association between prediabetes and cognitive decline, based on Roberts new study by Xie.
That's an important point that often gets forgotten in discussions of Alzheimer's. It's such a horrible disease that it can be tempting to dismiss it as inevitable. There are factors that contribute to its progression that there are genetic and other non-nutritional factors. And, of course, there are. As per decisions we make about food is one risk factor we can control, but, as these and other researchers point out. Factors that can affect our future cognitive health decisions that we make while we're still relatively young. And it's starting to look like you don't see when it starts, Alzheimer's is like a slow-burning fire that, Schilling said. For cognition to begin to deteriorate it takes time for clumps to form. "By the time you see the signs, it's way too late to put out the fire."