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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk- Reduce That Risk With Supplementation

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The risk of diabetes (D) on dementia increased by about 1% per year. After about 10 years after diagnosis, patients with diabetes had an almost 30% increased risk of dementia…”

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The most important sentence, in my opinion, in the article linked and excerpted below, appears to be almost an afterthought. “Diabetes drugs do not prevent the patient from Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).” Therein lies the problem. There are many safe, effective and well-researched nutritional therapies for both Alzheimer’s and Diabetes management.

The nutritional supplements that are linked and excerpted below, curcumin, omega 3 fatty acids, resveratrol and green tea extract all exhibit benefits to prevent Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Curcumin and green tea also inhibit diabetes.

The fact is that there are non-toxic, inexpensive, simple interventions that people can do to reduce their risk of Alzheimers. Talk to you doctor be these supplement may enhance conventional therpies that you might be taking.

I am a cancer survivor and cancer coach. I began supplementing with the non-toxic supplements below once I began to learn about the many health-promoting properties of curcumin, resveratrol, green tea, and omega 3. The brands I take are all sold by Life Extension Foundation. Each supplement has been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com, (for purity and content) a third party evaluation service.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Curcumin inhibits “inhibits Aβ-induced neuronal damage”

Omega-3 Fatty Acids health benefits

“… depression, anxiety, stress, Alzheimers-like brain disease, age-related cognitive decline and other conditions…”

Resveratrol health benefits

“…may help memory function and may help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders…”

Green Tea health benefits

“…higher consumption of green tea has been associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults…”

Dementia Risk Increased in Seniors With Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

“Seniors with newly diagnosed diabetes may have up to a 16% increase risk of Alzheimer’s, according to a Canadian study published online on July 27 in D Care

“Severe hypoglycemia, stroke, and vascular disease increased the risk of dementia,” she added. “Other aggravating factors include coronary events such as heart attacks, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease…”

Furthermore, whether diabetes onset in later life affects cognitive decline has also remained an open question. People who develop diabetes in later life may have been healthy for longer, so they may have had less exposure throughout life to risk factors for dementia…

The risk of diabetes on dementia increased by about 1% per year. After about 10 years after diagnosis, patients with diabetes had an almost 30% increased risk of dementia

Prevention of vascular events including stroke and avoidance of severe hypoglycemic events might be beneficial in preventing or delaying the onset of dementia,”

The authors note that other clinical trials have also suggested that current medications for controlling blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and abnormal lipids do not prevent the development of dementia in seniors with diabetes, suggesting a need for more effective therapies to decrease dementia risk in this population.”

Diabetes and cognitive decline

“What research has shown about the relationship between diabetes and cognitive decline

    •   People with Type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of dementia than people without diabetes. According to the one study’s results, Type 1 diabetics were 93% more likely to develop dementia. A 2021 study for Kaiser Permanente Northern California showed older adults with Type 1 diabetes who were hospitalized for just one blood sugar extreme were at higher risk for dementia — and those who were hospitalized for both highs and lows were six times more likely to later develop dementia.
    •   There’s a strong correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and high blood sugar levels. One study found that people with high blood sugar levels — such as those linked with Type 2 diabetes — had a dramatic increase in beta-amyloid protein, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.


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