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Insulin is the “KEY TO UNLOCK THE DOOR” allowing glucose, the most important nutrient of the body to do its vital task to fuel the metabolic functions of life. It is the catalytic hormone produced by the Islet Cells of Langerhans in the pancreas. Diabetes Mellitus results from Insulin’s failure to accomplish its task either  because of  Insulin Deficiency (Type I) or Insulin Resistance of the cells (Type II). However, Type II Diabetes is only one form of insulin resistance. In addition to the hyperglycemia of Type 2 diabetes, several other unhealthy conditions associated with insulin resistance include obesity, hyperlipidemia and hypertension (now collectively lumped together as members of the Metabolic Syndrome). A new member of the syndrome recognized recently  is Alzheimers Dementia. The video below outlines how this new knowledge is being used as an important component of our efforts to treat this devastating disease. Stay tuned for the update!

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