Dr. Robert Rizza on Diabetes

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Robert Rizza on diabetes.

Medical Edge Weekend 11-20-10


  1. Sanjay Dosaj
    Posted November 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Hyperinsuli.. & hypergly.. coexist in type II diabetes… insulin resistance… reasons unknown.

    Reports say- cancer cells are present in evry body but are dormant.

    Characteristic of cancer cells- They require high sugar level to proliferate.

    Cancer cells keep demanding more sugar level from brain, thus leading to hypergly.. while the normal cells keep sending message for lowering rhe sugar level leading to hyperinsuli.. Resulting in coexist.. of hypinsu.. & hypgly..

    Is this a poss. expl…

  2. Posted November 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I have diabetees taking insulin-my feet are like ice-can’t get warm

  3. Patsy Green
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Last year I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and both my endocrinologist and primary care physician seemed insistent upon my taking Metformin. Unfortunately it gives me violent, diarrhea. I am now taking Glipizide but it doesn’t seem to work as well for me. According to my endo Metformin is the only thing which will get rid of the dark skin discoloration on my upper cheek bones.
    What else can I take?

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