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Current Interview: George Bakris

Dr. George Bakris, MD, is a referral nephrologist, board-certified hypertension specialist, and professor of medicine and director of ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center at The University of Chicago. He specializes in kidney disease as it relates to diabetes and blood pressure issues. In this interview, Dr. Bakris shares his excitement for the results of some important diabetes trials.

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What’s the Best Teacher?

Over the years I’ve found the best teacher for people who have diabetes is their numbers. Without teaching the patient targets, they don’t learn much. This patient is just one example of many. A man, 57 years of age, visits a community diabetes education course. He tells me he has type 2 diabetes, hypertension hyperlipidemia. He said his doctor told him his numbers were fine about 9 months ago. When he came to the course, he was losing weight, was thirsty and was very tired.

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