What is Type 3 Diabetes?

Updated at: Feb 20, 2012
What is Type 3 Diabetes?

Type 3 Diabetes occurs with reduced secretion of insulin within the brain.

Himanshu Sharma
DiabetesWritten by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Feb 20, 2012

DiabetiesType 3 Diabetes, also referred as ‘Doubled Diabetes’ or ‘Hybrid Diabetes’ or ‘Diabetes 1½’, is more fearful disorder than Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. More difficult to diagnose and significantly more challenging to treat, Type 3 Diabetes could hit anyone, irrespective of the age.

Over the years, the reported cases of Type 3 Diabetes have escalated significantly. In this condition, person also bears the additional symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic conditions. Scientists also believe that Type 3 Diabetes increases the risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Type 3 Diabetes

Type 3 Diabetes is basically deregularisation of sensory receptors within the brain. It is quite similar to the type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, wherein insulin is produced in the pancreas. In this condition, insulin is released in the hippocampus of the brain, any trouble with this secretion leads to Type 3 diabetes. Some of the researchers rule out the relation between this diabetic condition with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. According to them, the condition of Type 3 Diabetes is more complex owing to its direct association with central nervous system.

Prevention by Healthy Eating

One must have a disciplined regimen in order to prevent further damage of the Type 3 Diabetes. Adequate distribution of servings and well-balanced diet helps in managing production of insulin for handling foods that you consume. The foremost goal is to coordinate the foods that ascertain optimum blood sugar level.

The nutritionally balanced diet that has adequate fats from vegetables and nuts and low saturated /animal fats is recommended for the diabetic condition. Most of the diabetes specialists emphasize on restricting carbohydrate intake is diet plan, as they influence the blood sugar levels. Rich sources of carbohydrates like grains, fruits, starchy vegetables and dairy products should be avoided. A dietician should be consulted for the structuring of meal plan for you and your family.


Diabetes Type 3 is a newly discovered disease, diagnosis and treatments of which is not available to masses. Scientists and researchers are working on the subject for a major breakthrough in this sphere that can help people struggling with the Type 3 diabetic complications.


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