Alzheimer's & Diabetes

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2012-08-17 12:36:46 -0500
Started 2012-08-13 14:30:38 -0500

My daughter sent me an interesting link from that, in summary says, Alzheimers is actually type 3 disbetes. I read parts of it with interest and will get back to it later, but I wanted to post this, BEFORE i FORGOT!

38 replies

annesmith 2012-08-14 01:42:15 -0500 Report

What is type 3 diabetes? Sincerely, Anne

jigsaw 2012-08-15 19:13:34 -0500 Report

Don't know, I'm still trying to figure out what type 2 is. I hope I figure it out before I forget.

jayabee52 2012-08-14 01:52:21 -0500 Report

not to seem a smart a$$ but it is the type after type 2.

Some folks have dubbed folks who have a loved one for whom they care a Type 3. Others have suggested that Alzheimers is related to diabetes and could be called type 3. A discussion of this hypothesis may be found here ~

I want to clearly state that this has not been proven, but it is still being debated in medical academic circles.

annesmith 2012-08-14 01:42:15 -0500 Report

What is type 3 diabetes? Sincerely, Anne

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-08-14 12:58:03 -0500 Report

I can't believe no one will give you a serious answer, but I like James' the best. It will be the one after Type 2 and before Type 4. Everything is still in the infant or pre-born stage. Stuff just seems to be lining up. You may wonder, what difference it makes. Well if they combine the info on Type 2 with the Alzheimers info, who knows what progress they will make. I did atttache the link below.

jayabee52 2012-08-14 14:16:48 -0500 Report

The 2nd link you posted didn't work for some reason, Jim, but the 1st did. So I used the search to search for "Type 3" and found this ~

EDIT: just checked it out and this link worked for me this time.

annesmith 2012-08-15 01:54:08 -0500 Report

How interesting!! I read the article, and it all made a lot of sense. Ronald Reagan had type 2 diabetes and Alzheimers both. Very very interesting. I seriously am wondering if he had what they call type 3 diabetes instead of type 2 diabetes. I read another article about him awhile back, and they think he was a type 2 diabetic for years, and that he did not know it. Jim…you said there is a type 4 diabetes..what is type 4 diabetes? This is all very interesting …sincerely, Anne

annesmith 2012-08-17 03:23:44 -0500 Report

Ha,ha,ha…yeah, I think you are right—-ha…I can't believe I actually thought there is a type 4 diabetes—I must have been wrong—-laughing at myself here—thank you, Jaybee!!!!!!—-ANNE

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-08-17 12:34:22 -0500 Report

Yes, before you I would have never have posted something that might mislead Miss Anne to thinking there might be a Type 4 or Type 5. Momma warned me about your type (Type 1 and 2). Being raised Catholic, you would be labeled a "near occassion of sin" (Boy, have not heard that term since grade school!) If you need that translated, it means when people are near you they are more likely to sin because of your presence. Whatever you do don't tell her that Type 5 diabetes is for those diabetics that have had the flu and that all people with Type 5 will eventually die.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-08-15 15:41:03 -0500 Report

Just think, my friends, we will soon be at the point where we won't remember if it worked, or what we were trying to do, or what this thing is I am holding in my hand. Worse yet, we will hear James' voice in our heads guiding us along the way. :)

MAYS 2012-08-13 21:14:25 -0500 Report

There is, and has been a big debate as to whether or not there is a type 3 diabetes, but here is some information concerning diabetes and alzheimers disease:

A great deal of reading and viewing, but very informative!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-14 15:18:03 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays. Working my way through your links. And the links in the links. Seems to be a chain of evidenve that Alzheimer's could be Type 3.

Caroltoo 2012-08-14 16:06:03 -0500 Report

This connects a few dots for me also. My husband's brother died of the complications of his case of brittle diabetes, not helped by living 25 years on the Amazon without medical care. I've often wondered how my spouse remained diabetes free despite the carb heavy meals he loves (and which I sprinkle with protein powder to decrease the effect). BUT he has had an atypical case of Alzheimer's now for 11 years. Lot's to think about there!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-14 17:15:15 -0500 Report

Some of my residents seem to have differences in how their dementia presents. Often the Doctor gives his diagnosis as Alzheimer's type dementia. Also family members have asked me questions about what is typical in Alzheimer's. It seems many aspects of it are as individual as how diabetes affects PWD. Those I have been involved with seem to lose and retain different pieces of themselves randomly as to memories and abilities to do activities of daily living.
Perhaps protein helps slow done the destruction and too many carbs hasten the process.
There are too many questions and too few answers, so far.

Caroltoo 2012-08-14 17:44:07 -0500 Report

For sure! In his case, he remains a sweetie who is actually distressed when he does something that hurts me, remembers me by name most of the time, knows he loves me even when he forgets my name (relationship is bigger than the simple name), lives in a vacuum w/r/t the past (pretty typical) but remembers how to be a therapist. Blows me away when I mention some behavior a client has done and he says, "Well, Carol, have you tried … intervention?" His PhD in counseling psych happened within the last 25 years and the rest of that time is pretty much gone for him, but those skills live on.

jayabee52 2012-08-13 15:09:06 -0500 Report

Please Jim, share that link with is! Don't keep us in suspense!

I actually have heard something like that a long time ago. I'd like to see "The health Ranger's"(can't remember his name now) take on this.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-13 20:52:44 -0500 Report

To echo James, please share the link, Jim. I have seen this mentioned a few times, don't remember where.
It seems there is less insulin in the brains of people who had Alzheimer's than non Alzheimer's people when they checked by autopsy. Also fewer insulin receptors, I think, were present.

jayabee52 2012-08-14 14:27:38 -0500 Report

Graylin, see above my reply on 8/14 below annesmith's 2nd posting. That link works.

But go to the shorter link down below which Jim gave, and put "type 3" in the searchbox. It was interesting what came up.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-08-14 12:31:22 -0500 Report

OK. I couldn't paste it, so I will go back to the email, write it down, then type it in. Be back soon.

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