Posted by: Tony Carson | 19 October, 2007

Is Alzheimer’s a Form of Diabetes?

We are great advocates on the vital and urgent need for clarity in Health writing and reporting. How’s this, from Time:

When the body refuses to make insulin, the condition is called type 1 diabetes; when the body mismanages the hormone, it’s known as type 2. Now, scientists report new evidence linking insulin to a disorder of the brain: when the brain prevents the hormone from acting properly, the ensuing chemical imbalance may help trigger Alzheimer’s disease. The correlation is so strong that some researchers are calling Alzheimer’s disease “type 3” diabetes.

The full Time article here: Is Alzheimer’s a Form of Diabetes?

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