Saturday, October 15, 2011

Type 3 Diabetes

    We know what the conditions type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are. The former one occurs when the body produces little or no insulin, which could make sugar enter cells to produce energy, and the latter is when the body develops a resistance to the effects of insulin, or the body does not produce it at all. Symptoms which are common to both these conditions include increased thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination, unintended weight loss, fatigue, and blurred vision. Now these conditions have their own set of specific causes, symptoms and treatments. However, the condition which we are having a discussion on, i.e., type 3 diabetes, is an undefined term which, as I have mentioned, is a debatable topic. Sometimes, this condition is also known as 'hybrid diabetes' or 'double diabetes'. It is something that scientists have come up with recently. Also, scientists discovered that the hormone insulin, is not only produced in the pancreas, but in the brain also. And this is the reason why the condition is also referred to as 'brain diabetes'.

    What is Type 3 Diabetes?

    Double Diabetes
    As mentioned before, type 3 diabetes may refer to 'double diabetes' or to what is known as 'brain diabetes'. Now if we consider the first part, it would signify that the sufferer may be experiencing the symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes thus, the name 'hybrid'. For example, a person who already has type 1 diabetes, gains weights and goes on to develop the type 2 one. So what happens is, as the type 2 condition is insulin resistant, so the insulin which is administered to treat the type 1 diabetes, becomes ineffective.

    Alzheimer's Type 3 Diabetes
    Now when type 2 diabetes is used to refer to the condition of 'brain diabetes', it stresses importance on the study of the brain producing insulin, apart from the pancreas. In order to keep the brain cells alive and functioning, the brain produces insulin. However, if this process ceases, then the cells begin to deteriorate. With the brain cells dead, even the brain receptors stop functioning. This is the reason why scientists have also coined the term 'Alzheimer's type 3 diabetes'. However, this theory is not fully proved, but those who tout it, claim that diabetics are more vulnerable to develop Alzheimer's disease.

    Unstable Blood Sugar
    Besides all these, there is another condition which is attributed as unstable blood sugar level, that is related to type 3 diabetes. Very few people are aware of what is known as electropollution. This is nothing but the emission of electromagnetic energy by devices which are run on electricity. Now according to proponents of this theory, this pollution causes the blood sugar levels to rise, eventually leading to type 3 diabetes. This condition may affect people who are already diabetic and even those who are not.

    So as you can see that there are many speculations which revolve around the existence of type 3 diabetes. This is basically a new discovery, unlike the type 1 and type 2. And as it is still debated, there are no specific signs which we can regard as type 3 diabetes symptoms. And so there are no diagnoses, nor any specific diabetes treatment, which can be availed publicly. And whatever treatment may be followed, would depend on how the condition is defined. However, studies and researches on this new threat are still in progress, and if medical science has been able to uncover type 1 and type 2 diabetes, then it can also uncover the real nature of this disease as well.
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