Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Waupaca WI

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.

Ellen Turner Wenberg
(715) 258-1160
710 Riverside Dr
Waupaca, WI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Arthur Mark Altbuch, MD
(608) 751-9443
729 Cambridge Dr
Janesville, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1976

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Abbas Khider Ali, MD
1004 E Sumner St
Hartford, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Khartoum, Fac Of Med, Khartoum, Sudan
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gurdon Hubbard Hamilton, MD
(608) 592-4016
N1635 Brothertown Ct
Lodi, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital, Marshfield, Wi
Group Practice: Marshfield Clinic; Ministry Health Care At Marshfield Clinic

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James P Gierahn
(262) 687-6100
1 Main St
Racine, WI
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Paul Joseph Drinka, MD
N2665 County Road Qq
King, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1972

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Roman Kaunas, MD
(414) 257-4771
1725 Village Green Ct
Elm Grove, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1970

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Gurdon H Hamilton
(715) 387-7090
1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Minoudokht Azimi-Zavarei
(920) 746-7200
1910 Alabama St
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Frederick William Blancke, MD
Madison, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Van Amsterdam, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Graduation Year: 1950

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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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