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Blood Glucose Control

In Search for Culprit Behind Glucose Swings, Investigate Non-diabetes Medications

Recently I had a patient who was referred to me due to increased glucose levels, which happens all the time. However, this patient was referred because of the recent changes in fasting glucose levels. After attending a group diabetes class, the patient seemed to be improving self care and average fasting glucoses had dropped from around 165 mg/dl to 130 mg/dl. The readings held like this for two months and then started to rise again. The patient's primary caregiver assumed that the patient was no longer doing the right things learned in the class and, after lecturing the patient on all the complications that occur because of elevated glucose, sent the patient to me for individual counseling.

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Dr. Richard Bergman, Parts 5 & 6 – The Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Blood Pressure Vs. Blood Glucose

To wrap up this series, we present the final two installments of the conversation between Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed and Dr. Richard Bergman. In part 5, Steve learns more about the institute founded and led by Dr. Bergman at Cedars-Sinai. In part 6, Steve asks what is more important — blood pressure or blood glucose levels?

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