Could Alzheimer's be Type 4 Diabetes?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-10-08 19:00:08 -0500
Started 2013-09-26 10:26:19 -0500

In some recent studies, it seems that the link to insulin mismanagement by our bodies is also linked to Alzheimer's disease. That once again, our diets are the ones wreaking havoc on our bodies in so many ways. Since both type 2 and Alzheimer's are on the rise, in 2005, they started to research the links and found that Alzheimer's is "most likely a neuroendocrine disorder, or another type of diabetes."

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binro1946 2013-10-07 19:46:14 -0500 Report

Yes I believe that Alzheimer's and diabetes go hand in hand my husband had both we were told he was in stage 5 he was dead about a week later he died June 25th of this year

GabbyPA 2013-10-08 19:00:08 -0500 Report

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't realize there were stages of Alzheimer's like there are in cancer. What were things that made you feel like they were connected?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-10-04 07:42:32 -0500 Report

"…the idea that Alzheimer's is actually just another form of diet-induced diabetes was introduced in 2005…"
That statement really concerns me. I strongly disagree that T2 is caused by diet. That just makes people say "It's all your fault." Do not want to hear those words thrown at anyone who is slowly losing themselves to Alzheimer's.
My "study" of Alzs has been with a small sampling of people I have assisted over the years, family, and friends. It seems a smaller percentage have or have had Diabetes T2. None had T1 because where I have worked and currently work admit T1, so I cannot conclude, based on my experience, what percentage of a random sampling of a similar population group would be for non Diabetic to T1.
I have worked with people from an era before GMO food could be blamed. For awhile it was maybe the aluminum cookware. Then inflammation. So now it can be what you ate. Seems it would be as likely as I have blue eyes because I drank too much blue Kool aid as a child.

GabbyPA 2013-10-04 08:52:01 -0500 Report

I don't think it's so much food choices but like you mentioned the GMO and HFCS that we put in all our foods now. We are getting wiser about our choices now and I think that's a lot of why it's so across the board with all body types. Many of us eat the GMO foods without even realizing it.

I agree that inflammation is a huge culprit in all of this. It comes from many things such as foods like wheat. Wheat is another huge food factor in our daily lives and eating whole grain versus processed is no better for the inflammation it causes.

I think a lot of people are paying the price in many ways for the way food companies process foods and even how it's being engineered. It's hard to clean up the mess. Like taking nicotine to stop's not really a good solution. Our food supply is one of the problems. Not the fault of people (though with knowledge comes responsibility)

Cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, IBS, crones....all of these diereses are really food based because that is the one thing we all do. We all eat and when our food is contaminated, our bodies become contaminated. It's nearly an impossible cycle to break without drastic measures that many of us cannot or will not do. It is like being stuck between a rock and a very hard place, for sure.

Bun10 2013-09-29 18:43:26 -0500 Report

54 is about the last time you can get it for a good price and there may be a few increases but the price depends on the type of coverage you get. I chose the best at age 59 which was $2100 a yr. my friend paid $800 at 54. Hers has increased to a bit over $1,000. Mine didn't increase until I turned 70. They said they raised all 70 yr old females due to our "class" which meant that women tend to live longer than men. A nursing home runs about $5,000 a month. Even if you pay $5,000 a yr (I don't) for a policy, That's a lot cheaper than $5,000 x 12 mos. Because my aunt had Alzheimer's when she broke her hip, rehab places wouldn't take her. I had to find a nursing home with physical therapy in house. We saw some heartless stuff there. I hired nurses aids around the clock for her. Then the nursing home tried to get me to hire their aids for private duty. I refused. That was my checks and balances. The NA's I hired would rat out the nursing home employees and the employees would tell me if my aids slept. They wouldn't rat out their own and I never want to be a patient all alone in a nursery home because patients lose their credibility. My plan says I can stay in my own home with an aid. I recommend it to everyone.

GabbyPA 2013-09-29 18:49:37 -0500 Report

Can I ask what company you are with? I am going to be 52 this year, and this might be something I should look at, even more than life insurance.

Bun10 2013-09-29 19:04:36 -0500 Report

John Hancock

Bun10 2013-09-29 19:11:51 -0500 Report

Be sure to ask what it covers. Tell them how you want to be cared for when you can't take care of yourself. You don't have to buy the most expensive. Ask them now at 52. You can think about it for a while. I'm not sure about pre existing conditions. I had none at 59.

Bun10 2013-09-29 15:37:33 -0500 Report

My aunt had Alzheimer's for many years. Died at 83. I cared for her for 11 years. She was very petite and never a diabetic. My sister and Dad were diabetics. Both died in their 70's of cancer and never had Alzheimer's. I have enough stress now. I'm not going to worry "what if" about a disease that, as yet, is not preventable. I have a long term care plan should Alzheimer's raise its ugly head.

GabbyPA 2013-09-29 18:16:24 -0500 Report

That is very wise. I need to do something like that. There is no one to take care of me in my old age really. I have a step daughter and step son sort of. But I doubt they will be wanting to deal with me as I am older.

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