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New Book Links Nerve Disease, Alzheimer's and Fibromyalgia with Diabetes

By webduck     Feb 4, 2007 in Health
Millions of people suffer from the chronic pain and complications of autonomic neuropathy, a degenerative nerve disease. This could all be linked to glucose metabolism.
RESTON, Va., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people suffer from the chronic pain and complications of autonomic neuropathy, a degenerative nerve disease. A new book suggests that this suffering can be effectively treated by raising blood sugar levels at key points. In doing so, Type 4 Diabetes raises the prospect that neuropathy, fibromyalgia and Alzheimer's may be all linked to diabetes as symptoms of the same problem with glucose metabolism.
I have had fibromyalgia for my whole life. I didn't realize it until 1993 when a simple out-patient surgery caused a major flare-up and I was suddenly relagated to the couch or my bed for months. I didn't have the strength to do much more than shower and cook a few meals.
I am always on the lookout for new theories and information about fibromyalgia, and so when I noticed this press release today about fibro being linked with alzheimer's and neve disease to diabetes, it really caught my attention.
You see, my brother has diabetes, and we both compare notes on our various symptoms of pain, but we theorize that since we are siblings, that there might be more going on that just coincidence. I just wonder now if we have been mis-diagnosed, or if research has just not caught up with us yet.
Type 4 Diabetes: Elevated Insulin. Lower Blood Sugar. 24/7 Pain." is based on a seven-year journey by the author, Bob Ranson, from cardiac arrest in 1999 to a life of constant pain and complications, a pacemaker and dozens of only partially effective medications. Now, Ranson is living pain- and drug- free through the discovery of the link between the nerve disorder and glucose levels.
Type 4 Diabetes is currently on sale at local well-known books stores.
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