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Lowering Carbs Can Be Helpful Tool in Weight Loss for People with Insulin-Requiring Diabetes

Female, 28 years of age, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25. She was taught to manage her diabetes with a basal/bolus insulin regimen and meal plan prescribed by health care team. She was taught she could eat anything she wanted as long as she covered her carbs with rapid-acting insulin. Her glucose was in control, but she gained 50 pounds over the first year. She then attributed her weight gain to taking insulin, so she would not take enough insulin to cover her glucose levels.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #1: Classification of Diabetes Mellitus and Other Categories of Glucose Intolerance Part 1 of 6

A critical requirement for orderly epidemiologic, genetic and clinical research, and indeed for the management of diabetes mellitus and other forms of glucose intolerance is an appropriate classification system. Furthermore, a hallmark in the process of understanding the etiology of a disease and studying its natural history is the ability to identify and differentiate its various forms and place them into a rational etiopathologic framework.

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Dr. Richard Bergman, Part 2 – Insulin Resistance Risk Factors

Diabetes in Control publisher Steve Freed and Dr. Richard Bergman discuss who is insulin resistant and the risk factors for insulin resistance. Dr. Richard Bergman is the founder and director of the 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.

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