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Type 2 Diabetes: Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

What role does tumor necrosis factor play in insulin resistance? Have you noticed improved insulin sensitivity when you use an anti-TNF agent such as Etanercept ? Do you recommend Etanercept for all your type 2 patients? Answer: Tumor necrosis factor alpha is a factor in the insulin resistance of type 2 diabetes. One treatment for … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

What is the best way to overcome insulin resistance? Answer: The most common cause of insulin resistance is obesity due to abdominal and intramuscular fat. The best way to overcome it is to lose weight. In addition, the second best way, is to exercise and build muscle mass, because muscle mass increases insulin sensitivity. If … Continue reading Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

Is there anything you can do to treat hypoglycemia unawareness? Answer: Yes, very simple: You minimize the episodes of hypoglycemia. There are two possible causes or likely causes for hypoglycemic unawareness. One is autonomic neuropathy, which maintaining normal blood sugars for a long period of time can reverse. The other is frequent hypoglycemic episodes. Whenever … Continue reading Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein