Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Savage MN

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.

Peter Edwin Sandgren, MD
201 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1999

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Daniel Aguila Trajano, MD
(612) 993-8800
4670 Park Nicollet Ave SE
Prior Lake, MN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robert G SonNtag
(952) 883-6805
8170 33rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Thomas L Von Sternberg, MD
(612) 371-1600
8100 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ronald Norman Hochman, MD
(724) 625-6621
1816 Merlot Curv
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1975

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Midwest Wellness Center Inc.
(952) 942-9303
10562 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Geriatrics, Family Practice, Chelation Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Daniel Trajano
(952) 993-7750
4670 Park Nicollet Ave Se
Prior Lake, MN
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Jay C Broton
(952) 432-6161
14655 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Melissa P Preiner Flint, MD
(612) 798-8800
407 W 66th St
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Keiko Kimura, MD
(952) 943-7919
11622 Mount Curve Rd
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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