Category Archives: Diet

The Best Diabetic diet! Mediterranean Diet!

Hey guys! I am Dr. Ahmet Ergin. I am a physician, endocrinologist, and diabetes education, specialist. Finally, I am talking about the Mediterranean diet because you asked for it. I am telling you this diet is the best diabetic diet, even better than the keto diet. This article will help control your diabetes and help […]

Carbohydrates Diabetics Can Eat and Carb Alternatives

1. How much pasta can a diabetic eat? What are past alternatives diabetics can eat? Diabetic should stay away from pasta however there are alternatives such as Shirataki Noodles. You love pasta, right? But some of our favorite comfort foods are detrimental to a diabetic approved diet. My favorite alternative to standard pasta is “Shirataki […]

Why and How to Do Intermittent Fasting for Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting for diabetics

What is intermittent fasting and what it is not? Intermittent fasting is fasting a long time, typically is 16 to 20 hours a day.  Some people prefer fasting for a shorter time such as 8 to 12 hours but that’s not necessarily the same as 16 hours of fasting when it comes to health benefits. […]

Diabetic Diet, carbs and how to eat right for diabetes type 2

In today’s article, we are going to talk about type 2 diabetes, carbohydrates(carbs), and diet. My patients constantly ask “what should I eat for my diabetes”, “How much carbohydrates/carbs should I eat in my diet for type 2 diabetes?”, “Which starches are good your diabetes?”I am going to go over the best diabetic diet and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are carbohydrates?

What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients in our diet, along with protein and fat. Carbohydrates is a term that includes sugar, fruits, vegetables, fibers, and legumes. They are the main source of energy for our body. While there are many divisions of carbohydrates, the diet benefits mostly come from a certain subset. So […]

What is the best diabetic diet?

The Mediterranean diet is the best diabetic diet! Yes, it was proven in studies to improve glycemic control. The Mediterranean diet was compared with other diets such as low fat, nonrestricted calorie, low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, usual diet. In one of those studies patients who were on the Mediterranean diet were much less likely to […]