Category Archives: Living with Diabetes

Thiamine/Benfotiamine: A Vitamin Every Diabetic Must Take

Vitamins are essential nutrients that perform a variety of roles in our body. They are organic and required in tiny amounts. Currently, there are 13 recognized vitamins. These include Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K. But in this blog post, we will only learn about Vitamin […]

SETTING LONG-LASTING GOALS

SETTING LONG-LASTING GOALS A goal is a key to forming long-lasting habits. They provide a sense of direction, focus, and motivation. However, in most cases not all goals are established correctly, making them forgettable, not durable, and not motivating us to continue. The way we set a goal is going to determine if it is […]

Benfotiamine/Thiamine! Why is it so Important For Diabetics to Take?

Thiamine/Benfotiamine- A Vitamin Every Diabetic Should Take Vitamins are essential nutrients that perform a variety of roles in our body. They are organic and required in tiny amounts. Currently, there are 13 recognized vitamins. These include Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K. But in this blog […]

Should Diabetics Take Aspirin?

Should a diabetic take aspirin to reduce heart attack risk? If you didn’t know I’ll tell you a quick statistic. When I say statistics I mean it’s real information, just to open your eyes, after age 65 the cause of death for a diabetic after 70 percent of the time is a heart attack and […]

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 […]

Social life, playing sports, eating out, financial assistance for diabetics.

How to have a social life with diabetes? Diabetes may have some effect on most people’s social life. Many can learn to manage it so that diabetes would not affect their ability to eat out or in social gatherings. Most people can and should have smaller portions and be a little more careful to avoid […]

10 Diabetes control tips

Hi everyone! I’m Dr.  Ahmet Ergin, and today I’ve got ten tips to make diabetes fun! No, wait, sorry. Manageable. Let’s face it. Diabetes is no fun at all. It’s a bummer. Finding out you have diabetes is like finding out that your sister-in-law is coming to visit. And then live with you, permanently. It […]

Travelling During Covid for Diabetics! What to do?

COVID-19 traveling during Holidays for Diabetics With  Thanksgiving right around the corner, and Christmas just about a month away, many of my diabetic patients ask whether it is safe to be traveling during COVID  aka coronavirus for diabetics, or is it okay to visit family or gather for the holidays? So we will talk about […]

Why do diabetics lose limbs?

Do Diabetics lose limbs? I see a ton of diabetic patients in my office and sometimes they come with diabetic foot ulcers sometimes they come to see me the first time with the missing limbs and that really really makes me sad and I want the awareness to go up and today I’m going to […]

Can Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Bypass Surgery Cure Diabetes?

Can You Reverse Diabetes With Gastric Bypass Surgery? Bariatric surgery can be a very good alternative when dietary and medication approaches fail for diabetes type 2. Bariatric surgery has been a popular treatment for obesity treatment recently for this reason. Can bariatric surgery cure diabetes? Sometimes but not all cases. Patients having a milder form […]