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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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Dr. Richard Bergman, Part 4 – Diabetes, Altitude and the Role of Kidneys in Research

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. 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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Fact: Downloading of Data From Our Apps, Meters and CGM’s is Great. But How Do We Use It?

According to Jenise Wong, MD, PhD, of the University of California San Francisco, who reported the results at an oral session at the joint meeting of the Endocrine Society and the International Congress on Endocrinology, “We need to really equip patients with better tools and education on how to use their data.” David Kliff responds: Now some would argue that this is why IDM is needed, as it not only collects and transmits data, but it provides for an easy interaction between the patient and their healthcare team; that it’s the healthcare team that’s doing all the data analytics; that all the patient needs to do is collect the data; and that this focus on data can actually make a patient tune out even when they are getting good advice. Here is a perfect example of what we are talking about. Read more

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