Category Archives: Diabetes

Tests to Determine the Diabetic Type

  What are the tests to determine the type of Diabetes? Some diabetic tests can be done to see what type of diabetes you have. Not everyone needs these tests, but they are sometimes helpful. One test, called the C-peptide test, is done to see if you are making insulin. C-peptide is a small chunk […]

Diabetic Gastroparesis-Diagnosis and treatment

Diabetic gastroparesis Diabetic gastroparesis simply means delayed gastric emptying in the presence of mechanical obstruction. Patients feel excessive fullness, bloating, nausea, and in some cases vomiting and abdominal pain. Longstanding diabetes especially type 1 diabetes is the main reason for gastroparesis. Diabetic gastroparesis does not happen at least within the first 5 years of diabetes […]

7 proven tips to control your diabetes and stay in control

FUNDAMENTAL TIPS TO CONTROL DIABETES In this article, we will be talking about fundamental diabetes control tips. I think both type 1 and type 2 requires a holistic approach. We will give tips about diabetic diet, healthy eating, exercise for diabetes, monitoring blood sugars, taking diabetes medications, how to deal with problems around diabetes and […]

How often to check blood sugar a day? Find out now.

How often should a diabetic check blood sugars? Diabetic patients who are not using insulin should check blood sugar once or twice a day. Patients who take 3 or more injections of insulin should check blood sugars at least 4 times a day. We are going to talk about when and how often to check […]

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 […]

Telemedicine/Telehealth for Diabetics-Employers and Insurers

  Why Telemedicine/Telehealth for Diabetes? During this coronavirus epidemic, everybody is now looking into telemedicine/telehealth. Most people have some understanding of telemedicine. Yet a lot of people do not know how to do it. At SugarMDs we look at telemedicine differently. For us, telemedicine is not just seeing the diabetic patient on the video. The […]

What causes diabetes?

What causes diabetes is an extremely common question.  As you know there are many different types of diabetes.  The most commonly known type of diabetes is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Although they both result in high blood sugars, which causes type 1 diabetes versus type 2 diabetes is totally different.  In this […]

Insulin resistance, Prediabetes and Metabolic syndrome

How does insulin resistance lead to prediabetes, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome We define Insulin resistance as a less than normal response to normal insulin concentrations. Prediabetes is the condition between insulin resistance and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of metabolic derangements such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Insulin resistance eventually leads to […]

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. […]

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 […]