Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Holiday FL

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.

Shahina Javeed, MD
4904 Moog Rd
Holiday, FL
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Pal Sadasivan Durai
(727) 934-5775
1501 S Pinellas Ave Ste D
Tarpon Springs, FL
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Kimberely Dorene Evans
(727) 786-1673
34637 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Kimberley Hess Evans, MD
(727) 786-1673
34637 US Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert Royal Sliker, MD
(727) 863-1528
New Port Richey, FL
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1972

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Themistocles John Diamandis
(727) 937-6211
136 Country Club Court
Tarpon Springs, FL
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Jaspreet Kaur Pestana
(727) 781-7711
4168 Woodlands Pkwy
Palm Harbor, FL
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Orlando A Benitez Jr, MD
Crystal Beach, FL
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1983

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Victor Gambone
(727) 799-5041
601 Brooker Creek Blvd
Oldsmar, FL
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Sheela V Sagar, MD
(727) 586-4432
Oldsmar, FL
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dr Sn Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Mease Hosp -Dunedin, Dunedin, Fl

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Food for Thought

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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.

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