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Friday, January 18, 2008

Diabetes Type 3 and a possible link to Alzheimer's

A new study by a Brown Medical School team believes it may have discovered a new type of diabetes, which they are dubbing Diabetes Type 3. This is because the brain apparently produces insulin, in much the same way the pancreas produces insulin. As well, the brain plaque found in Alzheimer's patients is similar to the type of plaque produced in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients.

The study is at a very preliminary stage, so not a good idea to jump to any conclusions, but there has long been consensus that we are only at the tip of the iceberg in truly understanding diabetes in all its forms.

Earlier this week I caught a few sentences from a news story on how cellular interference has also provided some relief and reversal in Alzheimers sufferers (I can't find the source, but when I do I'll list it) and the links to the aging genes.

[Found it! http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/93508.php]

As medical technology continues to evolve, I believe we will see lifespan increasing by 10, 20 or 30 years. Our years of working, once the bulk of our adult life, will either increase to adapt to lifespan changes and financial needs, or out of necessity, life and our materials needs will change to accomodate the lifespan. All of the trends that are starting to gain in popularity are going to pick up steam with the continued aging of our population - from mature worker environments, to mult-channel jobs, to national health care programs, to multi-generational living communities. More to come. More to come. For a sci-fi junkie, like myself, I can't wait to see what is next.

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