Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Lapeer MI

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.

Joseph Turner Batdorf, MD
(810) 694-1711
8447 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1955

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Orlando I Benedict, MD
(810) 695-1770
8392 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1983

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Orlando Ivan Benedict
(810) 694-9903
8392 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Randolph E Schumacher
(810) 235-2599
2700 Robert T Longway Blvd
Flint, MI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Purushottom Naik
(810) 238-8889
2425 Austins Pkwy
Flint, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Amy Jo Daros, DO
1 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1996

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Matthew Jay Weiss, DO
(810) 606-6051
2595 Genesys Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1979

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Randolph Edw Schumacher, MD
(810) 235-2599
2700 Robert T Longway Blvd Ste A
Flint, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Genesys Reg Med Ctr -Flint, Flint, Mi; Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Hurley Medical Ctr

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Purushottam N Naik, MD
(810) 720-1790
5095 W Bristol Rd # G
Flint, MI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Amy J Daros
(810) 230-0338
5065 Miller Rd
Flint, MI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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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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