What is the best diet for a diabetic?

What is the best diet for a diabetic?

In my clinical practice, I have treated many patients that are being treated for Type 2 Diabetes. They are taking tablets like metformin and may be on insulin therapy. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness that is rather insidious in nature. It takes a few years of...
Why do I need to quit smoking?

Why do I need to quit smoking?

Have you ever heard your doctor say to you “I would recommend that you quit smoking?” As the physician, I can see the look of irritation on the patients face. I would mention the risks and dangers of smoking. However, I know that all the patient is hearing is “...
This is why you need to take your statin!

This is why you need to take your statin!

Are you taking your statin that your doctor prescribed for you? Have you had a stroke or a heart attack or an abnormal left heart catheterization and have stents in your heart? If you had then you should be taking a statin. If you had an elevated Cardiac CT calc...