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Oct. 2, 2018

Sometimes we don’t share everything we know about a patient with them. We make that decision based on experience and how much data we think a particular patient can understand or use. This is definitely true when we consider using monitoring technology with patients. The use of CGM has definitely …

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What Your Patients Don’t Want to Hear

We recently had a new patient, 75 years of age, who has class I obesity and prediabetes, and has had hypothyroidism for over 25 years. She is very active and has purposely lost weight, about 6 pounds. She told me she has had hair loss over the years and has seen a specialist for this, but lately it's been worse. She takes spironolactone, biotin, and zinc for her hair loss. She wanted to know what she could do about her hair. She is taking 150 mcg levothyroxine and 5 mcg liothyronine.

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Richard Bergenstal Complete Interview

Richard Bergenstal, MD is an endocrinologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is affiliated with Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Bergenstal accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital who specialize in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #145: Glucose Toxicity Part 1

Several studies, culminating in the large and definitive Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study have established that hyperglycemia is the major risk factor for microvascular diabetic complications. Chronic hyperglycemia also seems to be a significant and independent, albeit weaker risk factor for macrovascular disease. Other adverse consequences of hyperglycemia include an increased susceptibility to infections.

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