Funny that you should bring this up, because I just heard that some study has shown that insulin HELPS an Alzheimer patient to think more clearly. I think all this is still in the early research stages, but at least it gives hope to those of us with an AD loved one ..
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My father is 78 and so far no diabetes. He was diagnosed with alzheimers and parkinsons about 1 1/2 yr. ago. The only side with diabetes is my mother 75 and her mother, who died of it b4 I was born. No alzheimers was/has been diagnosed for either of them, yet.
I will have to watch the sweets and starches, or I will get diabetes too!
My mother developed diabetes in her mid fifties and shortly there after also was diagnosed with early onset alzeimer's disease that was about 2 years ago. Diabetes brings an added challenge to her health, if her blood sugar is too high or too low it can really impact upon her ability to perform basic functions. i don't know if there is a link between the 2 illnesses but i wouldn't be surprised.