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Dr. Richard Bergman, Part 1 – Measuring Insulin Resistance

Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed meets with Dr. Richard Bergman at the 75th ADA Scientific Sessions in Boston. In this first installment, Dr. Bergman shares his start in diabetes research and explains the high points of his presentation, Comparative Methods for Assessment of Insulin Sensitivity: Oral Vs. Intravenous. Dr. Richard Bergman is the founder and director of Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. He introduced the use of engineering principles to understand the pathogenesis of diabetes.

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When we talk about the causes of diabetes we know it is not just one thing; in fact the Ominous Octet is a phrase that is often used to describe the defects that play a role in diabetes. The first and most well-known of these is insulin resistance. In fact …

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Question #809

Test Your Knowledge

43-year old patient presents to your clinic for an appointment. She has mild hypertension, which is currently well controlled with a ß-blocker. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 6-years ago, and has been taking metformin and glipizide. She has noticed that her recent self-blood glucose monitoring numbers have been creeping up and with a most recent FPG of 160 mg/dl. At today’s visit, she has an A1C 8.0%. She tells you that until now her job has required she travel several times a month. This week she was promoted to a managerial position that does not require travel. Which of the following approaches would be the best for her?

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Test Your (Thanksgiving) Knowledge

Just for fun, here's a bonus question to Test Your Knowledge of Thanksgiving: according to food historians, the meal at the first Thanksgiving in 1621 would have been very different from what most U.S. celebrants eat today. In fact, only one of these modern Thanksgiving staples might actually have been on the table back then. Which one is it?

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November 28, 2015

Those of us in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving this week. One of the things the DIC team has to be thankful for is our wonderful readers. We’re grateful for your loyal readership and especially for the great feedback and content, like our weekly Disasters Averted stories, you send us. We …

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When you do the math, 95% of all diabetes patients have type 2. This does not mean that we should ignore type 1 patients when looking at psychological problems; in fact, most of the information on these problems deals with type 1 patients. These problems can include development of diabetes, …

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