Another connection between diabetes and memory. This study examines the physical condition of the diabetic foot – presenting as non-healing foot ulcers and necrosis and leading to amputations – as a larger issue, “a more generalized complex state involving significant cognitive changes”. Given the strong connection, treatment strategies need changing.
One out of every four people in the United States have some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes. That’s an alarming statistic. Studies now show that common treatment for Type 2 diabetes is all wrong. This article is a great resource, not only for understanding the development of diabetes, but also looking forward to prevention and treatment without insulin, and without medications.
Great article on mercola.com on the effects of sugar on brain and memory function.
Linking high sugar diet and cognitive flexibility:
Kathy Magnusson, a professor in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute, said in an Oregon State University news release:
“It’s increasingly clear that our gut bacteria, or microbiota, can communicate with the human brain… Bacteria can release compounds that act as neurotransmitters, stimulate sensory nerves or the immune system, and affect a wide range of biological functions…
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