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The Blood Sugar Solution 3

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today's reading brought some new ideas. I'm going to have to do some research before I decide if they are true.

Prediabetes can cause “predementia” or mild cognitive impairments (MCI).
Brain damage and memory loss can be caused by high insulin levels and insulin resistance.
Alzeimer’s disease is being called “type 3 diabetes”.
“As your waist goes up, the size of your brain goes down.” This comment is one that I hope to research more. I don’t put full faith in it. Dr. Daniel Amen stated that “obesity is associated with decreased blood flow to the frontal cortex-the portion of the brain that controls executive function.
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  • v SUSIEPH1
    I so agree with the previous lassies statement .. It is just the luck of the draw.
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    1178 days ago
  • v OKBACK2ME
    That does not really explain the healthy, active, skinny people who I have worked with after they developed Alhzeimer's disease! It also does not explain the plump people with diabetes have excellent brains. While it may be a contributing factor in some people the truth is they do not know the cause of the illness. They have blamed fertilizers, aluminum, not enough fish oil. Take this supplement and you won't get it, my mistake aluminum does not cause it taking the vitamin will not help. At one
    Alhzeimer Conference I went to they thought it was on the same gene that caused Down's Syndrome, that was about 20 years ago and I have not heard that mentioned again. I think like many other factors it can contribute, or may even enhance the effects of someone who does have a predisposition to the disease or is in early stages, but if this is true why do young active, physically healthy men and women with normal blood sugar levels and no prediabetic factors as early as 50 have the disease?
    1178 days ago
  • v SUTERSPACE
    I don't believe that blood sugars are the only cause of Alzheimer's but it could be one. I have an uncle who was put into an Alzheimer Care Unit at the age of 55. He ate healthy (the healthiest one of his family) and took care of himself while his brothers basically drank themselves to death. However, it IS something to check out and research. I'd be interested in hearing what you find out!
    1178 days ago
  • v MJ7DM33
    Thx for sharing!
    1178 days ago
  • v GETSALONG
    emoticon I have also recently heard Diabetes with alzheimers or dementia is being called type 3 diabetes... thank you for sharing the info...
    1178 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/7/2013 12:46:04 PM
  • v PURPLESPEDCOW
    interesting theory and one more reason to keep my blood sugars down.
    1178 days ago
  • v CAPECODLIGHT
    Rather depressing, if this is true. Please share what else you find out on this and any recommended readings. Thanks for sharing this info!
    1178 days ago
  • v DEBBYFROMMT
    Hmm, That is interesting
    1178 days ago
  • v LOOKINGUP2012
    Very interesting.
    1178 days ago
  • v RD03875
    That wouldn't surprise me a bit. When my numbers are high I feel really "off" and "brain fog" is one of the problems.
    1178 days ago
  • v SANDRALEET
    I learned that uncontrolled blood sugar can cause kidney damage hearth decease Nerve damage and can effect your eyes
    1178 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2013 8:01:52 AM
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    A blood sugar over 140 damages arteries and veins, as well as nerves. So the brain, being extremely sensitive to glucose adn carbs, obviously would suffer from the affects of an elevated blood sugar level as well.

    I can tell you for a fact that when my blood sugar was in the 300's when I was diagnosed, I had TERRIBLE brain fog.

    Dr. Amne is such an innovative thinker. He has lots of theories about ADHD as well!

    Thanks for this information.

    Oh, and my Mom has Alzheimer's. I am pretty sure her blood sugar is elevated but she won't have it checked. **SIGH** I can only figure it must be elevated.

    Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes myself in 2009 (and she has 2 sisters who passed from heart issues and Alzheimer's -- associated with type 2 -- AND she has a surviving brother with type 2 as well). Wish she'd relent and get it checked. Talking w/Dad about it as maybe he can influence her. I am convinced there is a connection with Alzheimer's and type 2.

    HUGS
    1178 days ago
  • v FLORIDASUN
    I hadn't heard this before...but it certainly DOES make sense. If our blood flow is diminished it seems reasonable that the flow of blood to the brain would be also. If we overeat constantly the body is in perpetually digesting and that takes a LOT of blood flow and energy that could be used on different body functions. Thanks for this blog...very interesting! emoticon emoticon
    1178 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    I've never heard this before so I need to do some research as well. Have a great day!
    1178 days ago
  • v CANDEE412
    Keep us posted what you find out.
    1178 days ago
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