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Diabetes: Essential Facts and Links to Alzheimer's 

Diabetes: Essential Facts and Links to Alzheimer's 

Diabetes and pre-Diabetes is a growing health concern, currently affecting about 125 million North Americans. Diabetes results from high blood glucose levels in the blood.

If left untreated, Diabetes can lead to serious health problems. High blood sugar, a silent insidious condition, attacks the total body, severely impacting cardiovascular and neurological systems. CinG-X can help treat high blood glucose, a major factor in diabetes and cardiovascular and neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Diabetes High Blood Glucose and Insulin 

When you eat, your body breaks down foods into various components and converts them into a sugar called glucose. The glucose travels around your body in your blood. Your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin that is required to “unlock” your body’s cells so glucose can enter and be used for energy. In diabetes, insulin is either not produced by your pancreas or does not work properly in your cells. Over time, consistently high levels of glucose in the blood can damage various parts of your body, including eyes, blood vessels, nerves and kidneys. Having diabetes also greatly increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Types of Diabetes

There are several types of diabetes. All are managed with proper food choices, physical activity and, in some cases, oral medications and supplements such as CinG-X or insulin injections. 

Types of Diabetes:

  1. Pre-Diabetes: This describes a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Changes in your diet including supplements and level of physical activity can delay or even prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: This type of diabetes is the most common. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or cells cannot use insulin properly. Type 2 diabetes affects both children and adults, and is most often found in those who are overweight. If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s important to follow your recommended meal and medication plan and closely monitor your blood glucose levels. Supplements such as CinG-X can be effective in promoting  improved blood glucose in all types of Diabetes
  3. Type 1 Diabetes: Most often, type 1 diabetes is diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. It occurs when insulin-producing cells in the pancreas are damaged, so little or no insulin is produced. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections and closely monitor blood glucose levels.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes develops during pregnancy. Most often, the diabetes disappears after pregnancy, but it can increase a woman’s risk for diabetes later in life.
  5. Type 3 Diabetes: It has recently been discovered that the brain produces insulin, and that the lack of insulin and high blood glucose are major factors impacting brain function negatively, thereby increasing the incidence and severity of Alzheimer's and Dementia in a condition known as Type 3 Diabetes. Allegiance specifically developed and obtained approval from the International PCT Examiner for the claims that CinG-X™ treats and prevents the conditions associated with Type 3 Diabetes.                   

Type 3 diabetes is a term for higher than normal blood glucose levels in the brain that results in impairing brain function in the brain

Studies carried out by the US Brown Medical School research team identified the possibility of a new form of diabetes after finding that insulin is produced by the brain as well as the pancreas.

Increased risk of Alzheimer's

People that have insulin resistance, in particular those with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease estimated to be between 50% and 65% higher.

Researchers at the medical school discovered that many type 2 diabetics have deposits of a protein called amyloid beta in their pancreas which is similar to the protein deposits found in the brain tissue of Alzheimer's sufferers.

Progress continues to be made into understanding the link between diabetes, insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are also testing diabetes medication as potential treatments for the neurodegenerative disease.