Low Blood Sugar, Everything You Need to Know!

What number is low blood sugar (glucose)? Most endocrinologists/diabetes doctors believe that below 70 mg/dl blood sugar is an alert level. Yet, clinically important biochemical low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia) is blood sugar below 54mg/dl. American Diabetes Association (ADA) has defined hypoglycemia (low blood sugar/glucose) in patients with diabetes as all episodes of an abnormally […]

Gestational Diabetes Diet. Everything You Need to Know

What is a Gestational Diabetes Diet and How to Prevent Pregnancy Complications? A gestational diabetes diet is something you should know if doctors diagnosed you with gestational diabetes. It is a type of diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy.  Just like type I and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your body uses glucose also known […]

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes! Endocrinologist explains!

  Symptoms and Signs of Diabetes Signs and symptoms of diabetes can include but not limited to: Excessive thirst and urination Weight loss Hunger and fatigue Blurry vision Numbness or tingling on the feet Dry mouth and itchy skin Slow healing cuts or wounds Frequent infections Erectile dysfunction Chest pain     Many patients come […]

Dexcom G6 cost

How much does Dexcom G6 cost? One Box of Dexcom G6 sensors cost/price: $349. It comes in 3 sensors. Each sensor lasts 10 days. Two Dexcom G6 transmitters: $475 per bundle cost/price. 1 transmitter last 90 days. Touchscreen Dexcom G6 receiver cost/price: $365. This is permanent equipment. Although you will not need a receiver if […]

How much Dexcom costs, Which insurances cover Dexcom?

3 sensors of Dexcom G6 cost around $350. 3 sensors are typically 1 month supply. You need to change the sensor every 10 days. You will also need a transmitter. You need to change the transmitter every 3 months. The price of the transmitter is around $250. And receiver, albeit not necessary, but if you […]

Type 2 vs Type 1 Diabetes. Endocrinologist Review

Type 2 vs Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a result of the destruction of beta cells versus type 2 diabetes is a combination of insulin resistance and destruction of beta cells. Type 1 diabetes: Patients are positive for autoimmune markers such as certain antibodies vs Type 2 diabetes: There are no associated autoimmune […]

Metformin and Alcohol. Can I drink on metformin?

Metformin, Alcohol, and Diabetes Today we want to talk about metformin and alcohol for patients with diabetes. Are you a diabetic taking metformin and drinking alcohol occasionally or heavily? If so, this article will be very important for you to read till to the end.  As an endocrinologist/diabetes doctor, I deal with patients with diabetes […]

Bydureon, benefits, weight loss, side effects and coupon

Bydureon, Byetta & Bydureon Bcise Jimmy has seen his diabetes doctor this week. The doctor prescribed him Bydureon. On the other hand he has no idea how to use Bydureon. He goes to the pharmacy to find out that he needed the Bydureon coupon to save money. Unfortunately, he did not have that. He picks […]

Diabetic retinopathy. How does an online diabetes doctor treat diabetic eye disease?

What are the risk factors for worsening diabetic retinopathy (diabetic eye disease) -Duration of diabetes The longer and the higher the blood sugars, the more chances are for the development of diabetic retinopathy. Both type I and type 2 diabetes patients can develop diabetic retinopathy even early on in their disease. Who will develop diabetic […]

Metformin & kidney, heart, liver problems? Cancer?

Metformin is the most widely used type 2 diabetic medication. Yet, there are a lot of questions about this medicine. Moreover, there are significant concerns about metformin side effects as well. Does it t cause cancer? Does metformin lead to kidney problems? Some people love it, and some people hated it. We will answer the […]