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Richard Bergenstal Complete Interview

Richard Bergenstal, MD is an endocrinologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is affiliated with Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Bergenstal accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital who specialize in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #145: Glucose Toxicity Part 1

Several studies, culminating in the large and definitive Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study have established that hyperglycemia is the major risk factor for microvascular diabetic complications. Chronic hyperglycemia also seems to be a significant and independent, albeit weaker risk factor for macrovascular disease. Other adverse consequences of hyperglycemia include an increased susceptibility to infections.

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