Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Warner Robins GA

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.

Fabian R Franco
(478) 328-9690
1743 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins, GA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Roberto M Icarro
(478) 328-2122
1743 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Rommer Mallari Tayag, MD
(478) 328-2600
100 Brooke Ct
Warner Robins, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1992

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William A Woolery
(478) 328-2600
644 Tallulah Trl
Warner Robins, GA
Specialty
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Edna Claire Skinner Davis
(478) 972-9760
Macon, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Rommer M Tayag
(478) 929-2909
1743 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Fabian Revita Franco, MD
(912) 923-0290
200 Falcon Crst
Warner Robins, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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Roberto M R Icarro, MD
(478) 953-8285
1214 Alderly Ln
Warner Robins, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1993

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Rommer Tayag
644 Tallulah Trl
Warner Robins, GA
Specialty
Geriatric Internal Medicine, Alzheimer's Specialist

Marghoob Abbas
1122 Gray Hwy
Macon, GA
Specialty
Geriatric Internal Medicine, Alzheimer's Specialist

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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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