According to statics ,about 3.7 millions peoples in India suffer from Alzheimer's disease and this is likely to double by 2030. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and related disorders.A recent study has indicated that those with Type-2 diabetes are 50 percent to 65 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with normal blood sugars.About half of those with Type-2 diabetes will go on develop Alzheimer's in their life time.
This disease is now being referred to as TYPE-3 Diabetes. Alzheimer's is a progressive,degenerative ailment of the brain.There is no treatment to cure or slow its progress till date. Even though some medications can temporarily help manage symptoms from worsening . These drugs are are effective only for about six to 12 months.Its diagnosis can be life changing for not only the patient but also for the whole family.The term Type-3 diabetes reflects the fact that AD represents a form of diabetes that selectively involves the brain and has molecular and biochemical features that overlap with type-1 diabetes mellitus and T2DM. Said an expert Dr..San jay kalra,vice President ,South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies on the occasion of world Alzheimer's Day recently.