Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’


Medical News: Type 3 Diabetes & Alzheimers

As someone who has Type 2 diabetes, I was surprised to discover there is a type 3 diabetes. I’ve always come across only Type 1 (insulin dependent), and Type 2 (insulin resistant). The American Diabetes Association says there isn’t a “standard definition” for diabetes Type 3. From Medical News Today:

Diabetes Type 3 is a dangerous diabetes hybrid that was first discovered in 2005. A study, which was conducted at Brown University Medical School, suggests the brain produces insulin in a way that’s similar to the pancreas. A problem with insulin production in the brain is thought to result in the formation of protein plaque, not unlike that which is found among suffers of Type 1 (insulin-dependant) and Type 2 diabetes (insulin-resistant).

However, in the case of diabetes Type 3, plaque appears in the brain and leads to memory loss and problems forming memories. Read full article.


Not All Of The Fat Cats Are In Boardrooms.

Pet owners are taking a cue from humans and subjecting their pets to a lifestyle that is great for veterinarians but not so good for the well being of the animals.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of American pets are overweight or obese. Read more


Health News: Finally, Some Good Side Effects

Usually reading the side effects on the side of prescription medications, sounds like a Stephen King novel.  Sometimes the side effects are worse sounding than the condition you are taking them for. So it’s a nice change of pace to hear of some side effects that provide an additional and unrelated benefit. In a study researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, told a meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians that some drugs used to treat diabetes such as Metformin may help control or prevent lung cancer. To read full article Yahoo News

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