Could an Insulin Nasal Spray Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

Over the past few years, scientists have been researching whether insulin (a hormone used to regulate blood sugar levels) could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease. MORE: The Alzheimer’s Society explains how the brain works. According to the Mayo Clinic, insufficient levels of insulin may contribute to the cognitive changes experienced by Alzheimer's disease sufferers. The challenge for researchers has been finding a way to use insulin to treat Alzheimer's disease in a way that doesn't interfere with blood sugar, thus avoiding other health complications such as heart palpitations, confusion, anxiety and vision problems. Prelim
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  1. Eliseo Martinez says:

    Thought that the problem in A.D. was not low insulin as much as insulin resistance–a receptor problem. I have no idea but drugs directed at receptor activation, if there were such a thing, should be administered nasally, or via surgical access to brain following ophthalmic markers.

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