Type 3 Diabetes Symptoms
What is Type 3 Diabetes?
Type 3 Diabetes is of recent origin. Researchers have dubbed it as a hybrid form of diabetes. In other words, a person must be suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in order to get affected by Type 3 diabetes. However, this theory is still a subject of debate and researchers are trying to arrive at a conclusion based on certainty of the research results.
This type of diabetes is marked by the lack of adequate insulin production by the brain. It has been recently found that insulin is also produced in small quantities by the brain, apart from pancreas. Resultantly, the brain cells die and Alzheimer's disease emerges as the most common symptom of Type 3 diabetes. The death of brain cells is generally caused by electro-pollution, i.e., exposure to electrical radiation from cell phones, computers, iPods, and other electrical devices.
Type 3 Diabetes Symptoms
As it is a recent phenomenon in the human body, the symptoms of Type 3 diabetes are not studied at length. Whatever little research has been done, it has been observed that Type 3 diabetes is more prevalent among women than men, and body-weight tends to play a pivotal role in acquiring it.
However, the most common symptoms of this type of diabetes include:
- Increase in heart rate and spikes in blood glucose level. These symptoms have been proved by the researchers by subjecting Type 3 diabetes at-risk patients to treadmill test, which showed substantial increase in blood sugar levels when compared to same amount and intensity of exercise by walking outdoors.
- Symptoms commonly found in Alzheimer's are also present in Type 3 diabetes patients. These include memory loss, confusion and dementia. That's why the researchers believe that Alzheimer's disease could just be Type 3 diabetes. These symptoms are however, diagnosed and confirmed only after the findings of an MRI scan of the brain, which may throw inconclusive results in older people with Type 3 diseases due to aging process.
- Craving for carbohydrates and sugar is another common symptom of Type 3 diabetes.
Some people confuse Type 3 diabetes with gestational diabetes, which affects women during pregnancy. A few experts also confuse Type 3 diabetes with Type 1 diabetic patients who have become insulin-resistant over a period of time. While some confuse it with double diabetes, as the term is commonly used by doctors to refer to Type 1 diabetics who also show signs of insulin-resistance, which is the prime signal of Type 2 diabetes.