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Are there any visible signs if I am not responding to insulin?
Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD
Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Date Added: 07/03/13

People can be resistant to insulin and in that way seemingly not responding to insulin. But the good news is that people arenít completely resistant to insulin, itís extremely rare if at all. Itís more that they need more insulin to overcome that resistance. What 10 units might do for one person you...
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Dr. Robert Gabbay is the Chief Medical Officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. Prior to that he was a Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Director of the Penn State Institute for Diabetes and Obesity and Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute. Dr. Gabbay's research interests have spanned a variety of approaches to improve care with peer-reviewed publications examining the role of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, motivational interviewing, the Chronic Care Model, nurse case management, behavior change, innovative technologies and therapies, improved inpatient management, podiatric care, and the use of registries. Originally a native of New York City, Dr. Gabbay completed his Bachelor's Degree at McGill University. He then earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin where he studied insulin signaling mechanisms. After an Internal Medicine Residency at Cornell University - New York Hospital, he had a Fellowship at Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He joined the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Gabbay is a tenured Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine as well as the Department of Molecular Medicine. He also maintains an active endocrinology clinical practice for over 20 years.
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