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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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December 19, 2015

This time of the year always causes Steve and me to reflect on how lucky we are to be able to have been part of you and your patients’ lives for over 16 years. We are thankful to those of you who supported us when we were 2 pharmacists sharing our …

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Treatment Preference

Of the new medications for type 2 patients, which one do you prefer most for an overweight type 2 patient with an A1c of 8.5% after putting them on metformin? Follow the link to respond.

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Question #812

Test Your Knowledge

A 59-year-old patient who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago presents to your clinic for an appointment. He has a history of hypertension and dyslipidemia, both currently well controlled with medication. He has been taking metformin and a DPP-4 inhibitor. He tells you he is concerned about a sore on his foot that is taking a long time to heal. At today’s visit, his office A1C is 8.8%. After discussing his options, you decide to add basal insulin analogue detemir to his regimen. Compared to insulin NPH, what would you expect him to experience while taking detemir? Follow the link to answer.

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Meal Memory

Meal Memory is a new approach to nutrition tracking. It helps diabetes patients understand how each meal affects them by displaying blood sugar readings from before and after eating.

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