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Blood sugar swings tied to depression in elderly with type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Greater ups and downs of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a marker of long-term blood sugar levels, are associated with a higher number of symptoms of depression in elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes, a recent Israeli study finds.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The brain runs best on a consistent supply of blood sugar.  This is why it has so many hormonal backup systems to try to stabilize blood sugar.  However, the best approach is the Zone Diet that was developed to help stabilize blood sugar levels from meal to meal.

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