Nov 30, 2015


When we talk about the causes of diabetes we know it is not just one thing; in fact the Ominous Octet is a phrase that is often used to describe the defects that play a role in diabetes. The first and most well-known of these is insulin resistance. In fact the most often-used slide in all of diabetes is the one from The International Diabetes Center showing the progression of insulin resistance.

Our publisher, Steve Freed, sat down with Dr. Richard Bergman, the researcher who developed and shared that slide at the 75th ADA Scientific Sessions, to get him to share how he came up with this concept and how he used his engineering background to develop the concept of insulin resistance.


While we are on the subject to of insulin resistance you will want to review our homerun slides to see how the use of a SGLT-2 inhibitor can actually decrease this resistance.

Your partner in diabetes care,
Dave Joffe