Diabetes Linked to Alzheimer's...

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Tony McGuire
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   Posted 3/16/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read more and more news stories that seemed to be pointing at this.

Here is a story that is calling it even closer.


"In fact, the lines are blurring between what specialists call "vascular dementia" and scarier classic Alzheimer's disease. Whatever it's labeled, there's reason enough to safeguard your brain by fighting diabetes and heart-related risks."

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Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 3/16/2009 3:28:22 PM (GMT-6)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Tony,
There was a bunch of this in the news a while back and they were calling Alzheimer's a new form of 'brain diabetes'. Goes to show... gotta keep those sugars in line, regardless!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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Tony McGuire
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   Posted 3/18/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Jeannie.

I hadn't heard any of it.

Maybe I was on the other side of the issue at the time. :-)
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donnaeil
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   Posted 3/21/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
They tested the blood sugars in men age 50 or so about 30 years ago. The earlier tests were given to find the men with higher than healthy blood sugar levels. Thirty years later, a higher percentage, than is found in men in that age group had some form of dementia.

Women were not in this test but, I will research this some more.

Donnaeil

jeanie3
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   Posted 4/5/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My Mom had dementia following undetected diabetes, which was diagnosed too late. I have often since heard this is a link, and myself being diabetic too, I am paranoid about my levels staying between 5-7. My Mom's dementia started early, about 56yrs old, and she lived until 75...it was very sad to see an intelligent person deteriorate like that. I am not sure of any studies done regarding whether this happens more in men but just the fact that my Mom had this, makes me more aware that it can happen to anyone.
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