Diabetic neuropathy

DIABETIC NEUROPATHY OVERVIEW Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage because of diabetes.As a diabetes specialist, I hear about neuropathy commonly from my type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. Diabetic neuropathy is so common that up to 26% of patients already have diabetic neuropathy at the time of a diabetes diagnosis. A generalized type of […]

Dexcom and freestyle libre explained

How to make clinical and insulin decisions using DEXCOM CGM Or FREESTYLE LIBRE Dexcom G6, Freestyle Libre or Guardian Medtronic. No matter what system you use, you should read this blog post to understand how to correctly use your continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). Many of you are reading this because you more than likely […]

Is there a cure for diabetes?

Is diabetes curable? Is there a cure for diabetes? I get this question all the time in my diabetes practice. Most of the time, the first reaction for somebody who was diagnosed with diabetes is to look up if there is an existing cure for the diabetes. What is a cure? So, let us talk […]

Diabetes During Holidays

Yummy carbohydrates to think about when you have diabetes during holidays.. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa food is undoubtedly the star of the celebration. This special time of the year is filled with joy, traditions, family, friends and calories too. How do your holiday favorites stack up? Should diabetes hold you back from […]

Side Effects of Metformin

Metformin side effects, is Metformin bad for you? Is metformin bad for you? I get that question a lot in my diabetes clinic. There’s a lot being talked about when it comes to metformin side effects. Some people say it is bad for you. Some others think metformin is the best medicine for diabetes. Endocrinologists […]

How good is rybelsus (semaglutide)

What is Rybelsus (semaglutide), benefits, risks and side effects? Rybelsus is an oral semaglutide. Same molecule used in Ozempic. Patients take Rybelsus( semaglutide) orally daily. It is a GLP-1 hormone analog. GLP-1 is a gastrointestinal hormone we make after eating to make insulin. Rybelsus( oral semaglutide) needs to be taken empty stomach. After you take […]

Physical Signs of Diabetes

Signs, Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes Diabetes is a growing health epidemic. Most of the time people are diagnosed incidentally, by chance during a regular blood work or occasionally with typical symptoms of diabetes. One of the diagnostic criteria of diabetes is a random blood sugar above 200 mg/dL with the symptoms. So, what are […]

Can Keto Diet Help with Diabetes?

In this article How does ketogenic diet induce weight loss? What type of fats is the Keto diet referring to anyway? Effects of ketogenic diet on blood glucose The Keto diet sounds great! So, what the catch? The warning signs of DKA What not to eat on ketogenic diet Monitoring your diabetes Any evidence to […]

Why bother with finger stick Glucose Testing?

Inadequate insulin or oral medication dose- this happens when patients eat more than the insulin they take can handle or not correctly counting carbs. Other medications- consult with your doctor regarding this. Stress (dehydration, etc.) More carbohydrate than normally consumed at that time   Factors Which May Lower Blood Glucose Physical activity Too much insulin […]