We’ve all heard of Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Now type 1 diabetes is when the body is unable to produce insulin in order to deal with glucose in the body. Type 2 diabetes on the other hand is when the body is unable to produce enough insulin to deal with the glucose in the body. In most cases, those with both types of diabetes usually take insulin externally. So what about type 3 diabetes?
Scientists now call Alzheimer’s disease “Type 3 diabetes.” I know what you’re thinking? What is the link between Alzheimer’s and diabetes? New research shows that insulin resistance is one of the major factors that contributes to the start of brain complications.
While it’s true that older people are usually the ones that develop dementia and memory issues, it actually begins at a much younger age. Chronic inflammation from insulin resistance slowly eats away at your brain quietly. Finally, one day down the road signs of that deterioration begin to show. This means it’s important to take the proper precautions before the symptoms or even deterioration process begin to show.
What do we know so far? Eating sugar and refined carbohydrates can cause pre-dementia deterioration to the brain. However, I’ve got some good news and it has nothing to do with my car insurance.
The research shows that reducing and cutting out refined sugars and simple carbohydrates coupled with increase good fats in the diet can immensely reduce your risk of developing dementia. Even better news, studies have shown patients who already have deterioration are able to actually reverse type 3 diabetes!
Remember, prevent a problem rather than developing and treating one!