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diabetesdefinition.smNew research suggests there is growing evidence to support the theory that the brain plays a key role in the regulation of normal glucose levels, as well as the development of type 2 diabetes.

The development of type 2 diabetes is a result of the body not producing enough insulin or the body's cells not reacting to insulin (known as insulin resistance), with then end result being high levels of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia).

The latest research provided by the online issue of Nature researchers presents evidence of a brain-centered system that can potentially lower blood sugar (glucose) via insulin and non-insulin mechanisms.

It is proposed glucose regulation is related to a "highly coordinated interaction" between DiabetesNews.smthe brain's system and the islets in the pancreas that produce insulin. If this theory is correct, new approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes, perhaps even reverse it, may become a new approach to this growing health concern in our nation. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 30% of Americans are likely to have diabetes by 2050.

 

March1HeadShot.12.31.12Lori Greenhill RN BSN, the CEO of Concierge Services/Nurses of Augusta, is a legal nurse consultant assisting attorneys who handle medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She serves as the President for the Greater Augusta Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) and is also the VP of the BNI-RPH Chapter. Lori firmly believes in "Givers Gain" by utilizing her experience to help nurses, healthcare, and businesses professionals to grow their businesses.

 

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