Diabetes is a major health problem caused by abnormal blood sugar levels. This condition cannot be cured, but it can be managed through medication and changing one’s lifestyle. In general, people are aware of three types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Because type 3 diabetes is so rare, many are still unaware of it. Here’s everything you need to know about type 3 diabetes.
What is type 3 diabetes?
Some call Alzheimer’s disease “type 3 diabetes.” Type 3 diabetes is based on the concept that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by insulin resistance or a malfunction in the brain. Type 3 diabetes is often used to represent a situation where a person with type 2 diabetes additionally has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
As a result, this syndrome is thought to be caused by insulin resistance. However, one of the main reasons for the low prevalence of type 3 diabetes is that it is still not fully recognized by the medical community, such as the American Diabetes Association or any other major health organization.
In addition, some studies use the name “type 3c” to define pancreatogenic diabetes, which can occur as a result of pancreatitis. This is not the same as Alzheimer’s disease.
Symptoms of type 3 diabetes are similar to symptoms of dementia, such as those seen in early Alzheimer’s disease. These indications include:
Memory loss that interferes with daily life and social interactions
Problems performing known activities
Frequently losing items
A decreased ability to make decisions based on knowledge
rapid changes in personality or demeanor.
If you already have t2dm, there are steps you can take to improve your treatment and reduce your chances of developing type 3 diabetes.
Here are some proven ways to manage type 2 diabetes and prevent organ damage:
Start exercising for 30 minutes a day four times a week.
Eat meals that are low in saturated fat, high in protein and high in fiber.
Follow your healthcare provider’s guidelines for monitoring blood sugar levels.
Take prescribed medications on time and regularly.
Keep track of your cholesterol levels.
Try to maintain a healthy body weight.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and common knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a physician before following them at home.)
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