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Diabetes and Geriatrics

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Is Alzheimer's a Form of Diabetes?
Nov 27, 2007 | 
Insulin resistance specifically in the brain is being proposed as the reason for the memory loss that characterizes Alzheimer's disease. Because Alzheimer's may be caused by insulin-related dysfunction, some scientists are calling Alzheimer's by a new name: type 3 diabetes.
Q and A: Can My Father Avoid Amputation?
Nov 24, 2007 | 
Q: Dear Diabetes Health, My 82-year-old father is a type 2 diabetic. He is in extreme pain due to an ulcer on his toe and is at risk of amputation of his foot. Here in Canada, the doctors are quick to amputate.
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More Evidence Linking Insulin Resistance to Alzheimer's Disease
Jul 28, 2007 | 
Diabetes and pre-diabetes are associated with a seventy-five percent increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Research has already shown that insulin resistance, with its accompanying high levels of circulating insulin, increases brain and spinal cord inflammation markers and neurotoxic peptides (molecules that cause brain and nervous system damage), just like early Alzheimer's.
Diabetes a Risk Factor for Failing Memory in Elders
Apr 30, 2007 | 
ACE Inhibitors Beneficial in Hypertensive Type 2
Feb 1, 2007 | 
Patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes benefit from taking an angiotensin-convertingenzyme (ACE) inhibitor to lower blood pressure—even if they have no evidence of kidney or heart disease.
Diabetes Care Better Served on Older People
Mar 1, 2004 | 
People with diabetes aged 65 and older receive better diabetes care than do younger patients.
Insulin Treatment Risk?
Dec 1, 2002 | 
Older women who take insulin are more likely to fall than women who don't have diabetes or women who take oral medications to treat their diabetes, according to a multicenter prospective study of 1,640 women ages 67 and older.
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