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Diabetes type III

Have you ever heard the term "type-3 diabetes". Wait, what. Type 3? You've probably never heard that before but type-3 diabetes is a term commonly used to describe the interlinked association between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.

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Insulin resistance is common in people with Alzheimer’s disease: actually, 80 percent of people with the disease have insulin resistance. Insulin resistance within the brain was shown to be a feature of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Observational studies have shown that having type 2 diabetes equates to a two- to fourfold increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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That's why many clinicians are now referring to Alzheimer’s as “type 3 diabetes" even though it's still a bit controversial.

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Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? A typical clinical evaluation for brain health involves these key medical and lab tests:

BMI

waist-to-height ratio

blood pressure

fasting blood glucose

fasting blood insulin

cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL)

triglycerides

lipoprotein A

thyroid function

homocysteine

nutrients (like B12, folate, omega-3 index)

inflammation (hs-CRP)

hormones (like estradiol, cortisol etc.)

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For brain health assessment contact us here: hpbrain.org

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