Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed and Dr. Richard Bergman discuss his ADA presentations — the relationship between diabetes and altitude, and the role of kidneys in diabetes research. Steve also asks why the degredation of insulin in the liver is important in the pathogenesis of diabetes.
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. Dr. Bergman was awarded the Albert Renold Award at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston for a career distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists, and in the facilitation of diabetes research.