Lecture after lecture we all have seen the famous slide first done by David M. Kendall, MD, Richard Bergenstal, MD, et al, at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis. I have used that slide in over 100 presentations and I would guess it is the most used slide in the history of diabetes.
This one slide shows how, over time, insulin resistance overcomes beta cell capacity and our patients develop Type 2 diabetes. This week our Homerun Slides take the Bergenstal slide to a new level, explaining the stages of diabetes and how Adiponectin, Insulin and Proinsulin behave in relation to the development of diabetes and how inflammatory markers can develop.
After looking at those slides take a look at what Dr. Edelman has to say about treatment algorithms for our Type 2 patients.
Unit, cc, ml, .5, 0.5, 5 — we see these letters and numbers all the time and the more we look the less we see. Check out this week’s Diabetes Disaster Averted to see why a doublecheck is so often needed with our patients.