What is Type 3 diabetes? How is it related to Alzheimer’s?



LINK::  https://www.womentowomen.com/insulin-resistance/type-3-diabetes/

Diabetes is divided into categories, each defined by its own set of circumstances. Learn about the new connection between type 3 diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

What is Type 3 diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to make adequate amounts of insulin, a hormone released to help cells absorb glucose (also known as blood sugar), providing us with energy. Diabetes is divided into categories, and each characterized by its own set of circumstances.

Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults and cannot be corrected with diet or a change in lifestyle. Type 1 is genetically predetermined, and requires daily insulin injections to balance glucose levels.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cells cannot identify or absorb the insulin put out by the pancreas, and usually occurs with obesity, and/or a strong family history of diabetes. The good news is that in its earlier stages, Type 2 is easier to manage with diet and lifestyle modifications.

With Type 3 diabetes, the researchers at Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital discovered that insulin is not only released from the pancreas, but also the brain. This opens a whole new perspective on both diabetes and Alzheimer’s – the progressive degenerative disorder causing loss of memory, intellectual capacity and even personality changes.

Type 3 diabetes is an extension of Type 1 and Type 2, and follows a similar pathophysiology as Type 2, but in the brain. Insulin is needed to help the neurons in the brain absorb glucose for healthy functioning, and if the cells in the brain become insulin-resistant, it can lead to Alzheimer’s.

This form of dementia worsens over time, eventually impeding daily functioning. Early diagnosis is critical to try to slow down the disease and help maintain quality of life. For many years, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis has been linked to genetics and lifestyle, diet, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The groundbreaking study at Brown not only shows us this common thread, but teaches us that we can actually change the way our brain cells respond by controlling our diets. This is amazing news!

Ways to help prevent Type 3 diabetes

Since the link between diet and diabetes – and now Alzheimer’s – has been established, let’s think about our lifestyle. We live in a country of “super-sized”, easily accessible, processed foods, providing quick energy. High on refined sugar, but low on nutrition, these foods, including processed meats, fast food, donuts, sugary colas, and candy, can actually inhibit cell functioning, leading down a pathway to disease.

Some healthier choices include fresh fruits, green, leafy vegetables, whole grains, high-fiber breads and cereals, fish, nuts, and legumes. A healthy diet lowers our risk of diseases, boosts our immune system, and even helps delay the aging process, not to mention we feel better when we eat right.

In addition to good nutrition, exercise also plays an important role in keeping our cells, and therefore our body, functioning properly. The key here is to do something you enjoy, so you do it consistently. The benefits of exercise are numerous. Not only does it improve our resistance to disease, it helps reduce inflammation associated with disease, sharpen our minds, and keeps all of the systems in our body flowing smoothly.

Reducing our exposure to environmental toxins is also helpful in preventing Type 3 diabetes. We know that cigarette smoke, air and industrial pollutants, and artificial chemicals can pose hazards to our health. Although the studies are fairly new, researchers are also investigating electropollution, or frequent exposure to the energy emitted from electronic devices, as a contributor to this form of diabetes. Since we are almost constantly exposed to technology, how do we combat electropollution? Fresh air. A brisk walk outside has been shown to reduce blood sugar.  


(Or, call Environmental Nurse Health Physicist,  Dr. Rhoda Zione Alale and our Team, 800 615 0456, ext 106 for a consultation for environmental adaptation.😊)

At Women to Women, we work with our patients each and every day on the importance of lifestyle balance. We know that obesity, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and not enough sleep can cause a number of health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndromes, risk of stroke, and impaired brain function. We can now add Alzheimer’s to our list of nutrition-modulated, potentially preventable diseases.

I’m excited to learn about this study, as its results may change the course of a disease that impacts not just those who have it, but families, caregivers, and medical providers. When we can control so many of the factors that lead to diseases like Type 3 diabetes, we can become empowered. Imagine being able to not only improve your health span, but do it with a sharp mind and renewed energy.


About Heather Jo Johns

Heather Jo Johns was born on December 13, 1985 in Ohio. Heather has many gifts and talents and has multipotentiality. Heather is a Dj Deep joint BodyWorks Specialist which is Brand New to the Massage and BodyWorks Industry and the 1st to practice. Heather is also an International American Music Artist/MC working on her New EP called H6jO that will be released from Toronto Canada where she is also managed. Heather Jo is a Proud CEO of www.aubshealthysmartline.com Heather is also delivering the good news on environmental awareness. MiChi Health's Twitter Celebrity Friends are Growing with Ms. Heather Jo Johns as The MiChi Health Medical Correspondent, President and CEO of HJJ Marketing Group Int'L and is one of the Business Partners for a New International website Marriageemporium.com She is the MiChi Liaison to the Hip Hop Caucas, in Washington, DC mixing awareness through hip hop and politics . Ms. Johns is also the neice of the world renowned Broadcast Journalist, Joe Johns of CNN TV and also the God Daughter of Wold Renowned Dr. Rhoda Zione Alale which whom is many things and has been a Community Leader on the Energy and Environment Committee for the White House under the Obama Administration and Presidential Commisioner to the White House and Gold Medal Award Winner for the USA for her invention. (www.michihealth.org). Heather is a Aspiring Actress, Model,a Certified Bodyworks Specialist, and Certified ELF Technician. Heather has obtained many accomplishments throughout her life some of many are as follows: She is MSO3 Trained (MASTER SECURITY OFFICER X 3) TSA trained, Fire Saftey Trained and certified an Alumni of The Dayton School of Medical Dynamics (Medical Massage). She has been fortunate and gracious to receive a Black History Achievement Award for being one of the top developers (Inventors) of a 21st Century New Technology called iKeniso Massage and for being an active community servant, that surpasses the highest ideals of citizenship and exemplified a rare caliber of character and leadership from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Harrisburg. Since then Heather has Invented 2 more Inventions and is excited to get them out in the future rather it be directly through her or someone else! :) Heather has also received a Certificate from The White House Communications Agency for providing excellent efficient and effective communications for Former President George W Bush and for Securing the Air Force One. Heather was also personally selected by US Customs to work in alliance for security purposes. Heather is gifted and loves people and loves smiling. Heather Jo Johns has also been awarded 1 of 15 Michael J Jackson Scholarship for Health Physics donated from Princess Asia of Ibo of Lagos, Nigeria for being trained as Health Physicist and for being a part of The Apprentice in Envronmental Health Physics at MiChi International, LLC at Central State University | NET Incubator BioTechnology Laboratory by Dr. Rhoda Zione Alale . www.michihealth.org Heather is currently in Residency at The Michi Health Epicenter Project at The Center of Health Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University NYC and is also attending Forbes School of Business working on her Business Administration /Management degree while starting her own business. Heather Jo plans to do public /Motivational speaking, Modeling/Acting/Mommy and music! Heather is now working on her second book titled The Overcomer stay tuned! https://instagram.com/marriageemporium https://soundcloud.com/1heatherjo itun.es/us/B3JjP
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