Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Paso Robles CA

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.

Ramila Devi Duwal, MD
1710 Barton Rd
Redlands, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1998

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Egon F Schmerl, MD
(415) 547-5335
100 St James Dr
Oakland, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Leipzig Med Fak, Saxony
Graduation Year: 1926

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Chintalapudi K Rao
(626) 813-4883
1135 S Sunset Ave
West Covina, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Mabrook Lawandy Shehata
(209) 694-0113
19747 Greenley Rd
Sonora, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Roy A Berry
(916) 973-5000
2025 Morse Ave
Sacramento, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Jan Diamond
(925) 370-5110
2500 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Raymond L Weisberg, MD
(415) 312-5243
1734 Gough St
San Francisco, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60
Graduation Year: 1955

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Yvonne Yeung
(510) 465-3588
373 9th St
Oakland, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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William David Carroll
(707) 546-2180
4702 Hoen Ave
Santa Rosa, CA
Specialty
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Fred Paul Norman, MD
(843) 448-4405
Stockton, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Myrtle Beach Diet

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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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