Do you think Alzeimer’s could be type 3 diabetes?
For many years, researchers have found that being overweight and having Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, they are actively debating another type of diabetes: Type 3 diabetes.
Alzheimer’s disease and this type of diabetes are related to each other. Type 3 diabetes develops as neurons in the brain lose their ability to react to insulin, which is necessary for basic processes such as memory and learning.
Some experts believe insulin shortage is a crucial factor in Alzheimer’s disease cognitive impairment. Mayo Clinic’s Florida and Rochester facilities recently took part in a multi-institutional clinical investigation to see if a new insulin nasal spray can help with Alzheimer’s symptoms. The study’s findings will be available soon.