What are type 3 and type 4 diabetes?

Type 3 and type 4 diabetes are names given by researchers to certain other diseases which may or may not be related to diabetes mellitus. Some people call Alzheimer’s disease “type 3 diabetes.” These researchers believe that Alzheimer’s disease is caused when the brain cells can no longer process glucose correctly. “Type 4 diabetes” refers to a type of insulin resistance that happens as people age and has no relation to their weight. Research is still ongoing on these two types of “diabetes.”

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