Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Converse TX

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment.

Jerry Geo Olsen, MD
(210) 531-8040
33 Lynn Batts Apt 3203
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
David Robert Wood
(210) 648-9500
4411 E Southcross Blvd
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Laura Katherine Chiodo, MD
(210) 617-2600
917 Wiltshire Ave
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Rowland Sanchez Reyna, MD
215 E Quincy St Ste 500
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Rowland Sanchez Reyna
(210) 223-1600
215 E. Quincy, Ste. 500
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
San San Win, MD
(305) 547-4627
8606 Village Dr
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Rodney Lynn Carry
(210) 829-8063
7701 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Thuy Danh Do
(210) 534-6225
1214 S New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Michielle Nichole Fisher, MD
(210) 733-6406
2815 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided by:
Sharif Eusufzai
(210) 358-5682
1055 Ada St
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Food for Thought

Provided by: 

By Kris Kucera

Rarely does an extended family get a free pass from Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes mellitus. On the surface, these two afflictions appear totally unrelated —Alzheimer’s (AD), Mother Nature’s cruel version of identity theft; and diabetes, the glucose-metabolism disorder that affects both young and old alike. However, new research indicates that the two diseases behave in a similar manner.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment. This, they say, suggests that a form of diabetes, tentatively dubbed type 3, leads to AD.

Type 1 diabetes results from a severe or complete lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that controls blood sugar. Type 2, dubbed adult onset diabetes (although these days it occurs in teenagers and even younger kids), also stems from a dearth of insulin, or insulin resistance —the existing insulin molecules cannot deliver glucose through the cells’ membranes. Surprisingly, the researchers found a new form of insulin, produced in the brain, and they believe that, over time, decreasing levels of this “brain insulin” and other insulin-related proteins ultimately precipitate AD. While levels of brain insulin have no known affect on a body’s overall blood sugar, scientists have long recognized that diabetes patients are more likely to develop AD than those without the disease.

Skeptics of the Brown team’s findings argue that our brains produce so little insulin in the first place, reduced levels of the hormone can’t possibly play a significant role in AD. Regardless, the new data show that AD may be a neuroendocrine disorder, thus increasing the possibility for more effective treatments. And that gives hope to all of us who may one day be touched, directly or indirectly, by the merciless hand of AD.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...