By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
Evidence of a relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease has been seen in previous research, and now a team of investigators say they have direct experimental proof. The new study indicates that diabetes is linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a relationship that has implications for both diseases.
The uneasy relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s
In a study reported earlier this year in the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, investigators noted that characteristics of type 2 diabetes, including abnormal glucose use, metabolic dysregulation, and insulin resistance or deficiency, are seen in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease independent of type 2 diabetes.