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Jane's Blog Type 2 Diabetes May be a Contributing Factor for Dementia

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Jane's Blog Type 2 Diabetes May be a Contributing Factor for Dementia

Insulin is an integral hormone in the process of developing Type 2 diabetes. It is made by the pancreas to enable your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store future use. Diets high in refined carbohydrates (starches & sugars) and lack of exercise leads to Insulin resistance in which the body produces insulin but the cells are not able use it effectively. When muscle, fat and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin, they cannot easily absorb glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream, and the blood sugars elevate. As...

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

Memory and cognitive decline is becoming an ever growing problem. Watching a loved one slip away mentally and physically from Dementia / Alzheimer’s is so difficult. Knowing that it could happen to you is terrifying! Dementia is not a disease but a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. The causes of dementia can vary, depending on the types of brain changes that occur.  It is not uncommon for people to have mixed dementia. For example, some people have both vascular...

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