The Effect of Diabetes on Brain Health

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In the United States nearly 80 million people have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The rate of diabetes is skyrocketing amidst the flood of processed, high sugar, nutrient-deficient foods most Americans are eating. One of the most frightening health problems associated with diabetes is a higher risk for dementia in our older years. According to one recent study, people who are diagnosed with diabetes by their 50s are at a significantly higher risk for mental decline by the time they’re 70.

Brain Volumn Loss

Research has also shown that Type 2 diabetics lose more brain volume with age than expected for a normal adult. This kind of brain atrophy is another contributing factor of dementia. As more research is done, it’s becoming increasingly clear that in the same way over-indulging in sugar and grains affects your blood sugar levels, your brain can also become overwhelmed by high levels of glucose and insulin leading to impairment in thinking and memory–and eventually causing permanent damage.

Lifestyle changes can be just as effective as medication in preventing not only diabetes but the dementia that is now being linked to this condition. But sometimes we find it extremely difficult to change our habits. Enter the BrainTap Technology headset and audio library. Utilizing the most up-to-date technology available, you can change habits for a lifetime naturally–just by relaxing back and listening.

Recommended Changes

For every recommended change you need to make in your life to prevent and control diabetes and the havoc it wreaks on your body, BrainTap Technology has a solution. To make dietary habit changes such as switching from processed food and sugar to whole, fresh foods, visit the Habits of Naturally Thin People series. This series also provides motivation to exercise—a habit that’s vitally important for anyone at risk of Type 2 diabetes and mental decline. Exercise prompts your nerve cells to release Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, triggering other chemicals that promote neural health and cognitive function.

Quality Sleep

High quality sleep is also important for not only maintaining a proper weight but for proper brain function. Sleep is necessary for maintaining homeostasis in the brain. The BrainTap headset is designed to relax you and balance your brainwaves for a restful night’s sleep. If proper sleep habits are a challenge for you, I’d also recommend visiting our “Healthy Sleep Habits” series within the On-Demand library.

One of my missions is to help you and your family live the happiest and healthiest life you can–physically and mentally. You need to take care of yourself to be there for the loved ones in your life. Visit for more information on the BrainTap Technology Headsetand our On Demand library of audio titles. Every single title in our library is designed to help you be happy, healthy and free from unwanted habits of the past.

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