Diabetes has a tendency to run in my family, so I have been very precocious on learning about this disease. As my studies have progressed I learned that the early stages before diabetes is blood sugar handling issues. I have found when people who consume or crave high glycemic/sugar items are predisposed to this future disease. But even if they do not get Diabetes, it has lead to other health conditions that most individuals have not linked to over consumption of sugar. The result of this has lead researches to delve into the study of high sugar diet and side effect and they have now named a new disease "TYPE 3 DIABETES".
Researchers found that in addition to the pancreas, your brain also produces insulin. Without insulin, you brain cells will die. A drop in insulin production in your brain may contribute to the degeneration of your brain cells. Studies have shown this low level of insulin and insulin receptors in their brain often have Alzheimer's disease. You may be tested for Diabetes and have a negative result, but you can still have TYPE 3 DIABETES. Clinical research has made it known that the same pathological process that leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may also hold true for your brain. This confirms that the over consumption of sugars, carbohydrates, and grains can lead to this "BRAIN DIABETES".
What is "BRAIN DIABETES"? When the brain becomes overwhelmed by the constant high levels of glucose from your sugars, carbs, grains, and dairies, the insulin signaling will eventually become desensitized. Now this leads to impairments in your thinking and memory abilities. If this dietary lifestyle continues is has been proven to cause permanent brain damage, i.e. dementia, learning disabilities, Alzheimer's, brain fog, depression, memory issues.
The reason I became certified in Functional Medicine, is to help patient's become aware of this condition and give them the tools to resolve and reverse this condition. The one size fits all approach of prescriptive medication for diabetes will not shut down the physiological cascade of the consequences of poor insulin/sugar control. I have personally seen this in my family and knew this was happening Nationwide.
If you would like help or have concerns about this issue, please contact CAHC at 205-408-5600, Dr. Cherie Johnson. We work with all cases and we tailor each health condition for your individual needs. WWW.CAHC.BIZ