Type 3 diabetes

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Type 3 diabetes is a proposed term for Alzheimer's disease resulting from an insulin resistance in the brain. The categorization is not embraced by the medical community, though a limited number of published reviews have forwarded putative mechanisms linking Alzheimer's and insulin resistance.[1][2][3][4]

The term has been widely applied within alternative healthcare circles.[citation needed]

Other instances of the term:

  1. Type 3c (Pancreatogenic) Diabetes is a form of diabetes that relates to the exocrine and digestive functions of the pancreas.[5]

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  1. ^ "Type 3 Diabetes". diabetes.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  2. ^ Owen Dyer (2005). "Is Alzheimer's really just type III diabetes?". National Review of Medicine. 2 (21). Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. 
  3. ^ Suzanne M. de la Monte & Jack R. Wands (2008). "Alzheimer's Disease Is Type 3 Diabetes–Evidence Reviewed". Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2 (31): 1101–13. PMC 2769828Freely accessible. PMID 19885299. 
  4. ^ Ahmed S, Mahmood Z, Zahid S (2015). "Linking insulin with Alzheimer's disease: emergence as type III diabetes". Neurological Sciences. 36: 1763–69. doi:10.1007/s10072-015-2352-5. PMID 26248483. 
  5. ^ Rickels, Lalitha Gudipaty and Michael R. (2015-01-09). "Pancreatogenic (Type 3c) Diabetes". The Pancreapedia: Exocrine Pancreas Knowledge Base. doi:10.3998/panc.2015.35.