Insulin Treatment Slows Progression Of Dementia
Nasal spray with insulin might treat people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Notwithstanding Alzheimer’s fast paced growth, there is still no definite treatment for the disease, which impacts one person almost every 67 seconds in the US.
The nasal spray treatment is not a new discovery. It was not even meant to treat people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease but has been in use as an insulin nasal spray. But some ingenious researchers working at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, after some test have claimed that it seems to be very effective in treating people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Though the researchers have used the nasal spray on merely a few dozen people, they are very excited with the sort of results that it has given to them. 60 people suffering from either mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or who were in the early or moderate stages of Alzheimer’s were chose for the study. Some were given 40 IU’s of the insulin determir, some 20 IU’s of insulin, and some were given a placebo. After receiving doses daily for 21 days, those who received the 40 IU’s of the insulin nasal spray showed “major improvement” in their ability to retain and remember new information.
Suzanne Craft, PhD while talking about the study says, “This study provides preliminary evidence that insulin detemir can provide effective treatment for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s-related dementia similar to our previous work with regular insulin. Dr. Aggarwal, who is the Cognitive Neurologist at the Rush University Medical Center while talking about the findings says that when someone is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, it is the result of certain parts of the brain not utilizing sugar properly. He says that this is the reason that the insulin spray may be of substantial help in treating Alzheimer’s too. He says that it is more effective as it is administered directly to the brain.
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