Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease together account for almost 200,000 deaths each year in the United States. So, what do these two conditions have in common? Well, their connection lies in blood sugar and insulin dysfunction. Read on, or watch my short video to learn why they're on the rise, and what you can do.
Type 3 Diabetes
Both Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are on the rise, and the common denominator among them is blood glucose and insulin dysfunction. You may not have known this, but Alzheimer’s disease is commonly referred to as Type 3 Diabetes. This is because it’s characterized by insulin and glucose dysfunction in the brain, which results in cognitive deficits.
Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease are on the rise...but why?
The way to solve any problem is to first understand the cause. Why did this problem develop in the first place? Well, in the case of Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease we know an underlying issue is blood glucose and insulin dysfunction. But why are these conditions on the rise, and why is this such a problem? Well, maybe it has to do with the Standard American Diet - which is loaded with sugar and processed carbohydrates. Over-consuming sugar and processed carbs for years on end is what causes insulin resistance, uncontrolled blood sugar, and eventually leads to conditions like Type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and even Alzheimer’s Disease.
It’s a scary thought to know that our diets could be the cause for these conditions - but it’s also a really amazing realization because our diet is something we can control! We have the ability to change it in a way that improves our health, that improves our ability to control our blood glucose and insulin metabolism. Just by changing what we eat, we can decrease our risk for developing these chronic conditions! And although it may not be easy to change our diet - it is simple. It’s a whole lot more simple than taking medication or insulin shots every day.
A Strategy for Regaining Control
The Reset & Revitalize Program is just one example of a lifestyle that includes strategies which help overcome insulin resistance and regain blood sugar control. A low carb style of eating, short workouts, stress-management, and intermittent fasting are some of the strategies in this healthy lifestyle program, which supports the body’s ability to get blood sugar and insulin under control. I hope you found this helpful, enlightening, and that it gives you motivation to adopt a healthy lifestyle that will help in preventing Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease! Let me know in the comments section if you have any questions on this topic.
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