Monthly Archives: January 2020

Trulicity side effects and more..

What are the side effects of Trulicity? Experiencing Trulicity side effects are common. However, they are not always severe. Trulicity is a medication approved for type 2 diabetes. Most patients can tolerate this medication. Yet, unfortunately, patients are not informed well enough about the possible severe side effects of drugs, including the Trulicity side effects. […]

Diabetic medications that help with weight loss

My patients with diabetes at their initial presentation, commonly complain about excessive weight gain and not being able to lose weight. If you feel you are one of those patients, this article is definitely for you. In this article, we are going to answer several questions. The main questions are: What causes weight gain with […]

Ozempic Review & Side Effects

Ozempic (semaglutide) Review. What are the Ozempic (semaglutide) side effects? Ozempic Review Pros: Strong A1c reduction Significant weight loss Heart benefits( reduced heart attacks) Convenient: Taken once a week. Cons: Gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea and diarrhea Expensive Injectable Potential( not proven) increased risk of rare cancers Potential increased risk of diabetic eye disease […]

The 3 Things Every Diabetic Needs To Know

1. Diabetes is a progressive disease. To understand what diabetes is about, we need to understand how diabetes happens.  Diabetes is a multifactorial disease.  Today, we are going to talk about type 2 diabetes only. Type 2 diabetes is not just insulin resistance or insulin deficiency as some might think. Diabetes type 2, starts with […]

Hypoglycemia/low blood sugar

In this article, we will talk about hypoglycemia/low blood sugar. Low blood sugar, in other words, hypoglycemia happens when blood sugars go below a certain level. Everybody feels hypoglycemia/low blood sugar at different blood sugar levels depending on their baseline blood sugar level. We will talk about that later in this article. Medically, hypoglycemia/low blood […]

What is A1c?

What is A1c? A1c is purely a reflection of average blood sugars.  It comes in percentages.  For example, 7% A1c corresponds to an average blood sugar of 150.  6% A1c corresponds to 120 average blood sugars.  8% corresponds to 180 average blood sugars.  As you may have noticed, every 1% change in A1c reflects a […]