Articles by Robert Ehrman, MD

Robert Ehrman, MD (45 Articles)

Dr. Robert Ehrman, MD is a Board Certified Emergency Physician. He completed his training in Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. He always reminds his patients that the more they take care for their health each day, the less likely they are to visit him again in the ER!

Oral Health And Diabetes

September 29, 2014

  Colgate Total® Toothpaste If you have diabetes, you probably know that you are at an increased risk for problems with your eyes, feet, skin and nervous system. Did you know that diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? Take Care Of Your Teeth Poor blood glucose control lets bacteria [...]

What Patients Who Inject Insulin Need To Know

September 29, 2014

BD AutoShield Duo™ Pen Needle When injecting insulin, there are many things you have to manage to make sure your blood glucose is controlled. Aside from your actual insulin plan, you must keep track of your blood glucose to make sure that it isn’t too low, and that your plan is helping you [...]

Vitamins and Diabetes Care

September 29, 2014

  Nature Made® Vitamins First, it is important to note that eating a variety of whole foods is a better choice for staying healthy than relying on vitamins or supplements. Eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains- and limiting fats and sugar — are important for keeping your [...]

An Easy Way To Take An Insulin Shot

September 27, 2014

NO ONE ENJOYS taking insulin shots, but skipping them is not a wise or healthy option. Your heart, blood vessels, eyes and kidneys are at risk if you do not care for your diabetes well. If you can’t control your blood glucose with increased movement, good food choices and pills, you may need to [...]

New Medicines For Type 2 Diabetes

September 27, 2014

  Microlife® Deluxe Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Even though diabetes is not a new disease, doctors and scientists are still learning new things about how it works. Each time they learn something new about what can cause diabetes, they might also discover a new way to treat it. This is why it [...]

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes?

May 31, 2014

It may come as no surprise to you to learn that overweight, obesity, and diabetes are some of the most common medical problems found in adults today. Part of what is so alarming about these diseases is that they put you at risk for a variety of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. [...]

Gen. X Has a Greater Risk of Obesity and Diabetes than Baby Boomers

March 31, 2014

There have been a lot of changes in the healthcare field in the last 50 years. Doctors have a much better understanding of many conditions than they did in the past. There are also lots of new medicines available today to treat a wide variety of different diseases. New technologies and new machines allow doctors to do a great deal of testing and procedures as part of treating some conditions. [...]

Is Bedtime the Best Time to Take Aspirin?

March 28, 2014

Do you take a daily aspirin to help lower your risk of a heart attack or a stroke? If you answered “yes” to this question, then you are like millions of other people with diabetes. Would you believe that the time you take your aspirin might affect how well it works? This might surprise you, but it is exactly the result found in a recent medical study. [...]

New Therapy Might Lower Heart Attack Risk

March 28, 2014

Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke? This is why being active and eating right is so important for you. Doctors and scientists continue to look for new ways to make your life with diabetes a little bit safer, easier, and enjoyable. Read on to hear about the latest research into an exciting new way to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. [...]

Can Treating Depression Lower Your Heart Attack Risk?

March 23, 2014

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today? If you did, you might already know about the common risk factors for heart disease. These include being overweight or obese, smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol. [...]

Does Living Near Fast-Food Restaurants Increase Obesity Risk?

March 23, 2014

The reason healthcare providers are so worried about rising obesity numbers is that excess body fat can cause many other health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. Being obese can even shorten your lifespan. The keys to losing weight are eating healthy and getting more exercise. [...]

Can You Stop Pre-Diabetes from Turning Into Diabetes?

March 21, 2014

If you’ve been told that you have pre-diabetes, you might already be thinking about all the bad things that are going to happen to you once you get diabetes. While it’s easy to expect the worst, there’s also a chance that you’re doing all that worrying for nothing! This is because not everyone who has pre-diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Many experts believe that making some changes to your lifestyle can help reverse pre-diabetes altogether. [...]

Rate of Diabetes Disease in Veterans Double that of General Population

March 17, 2014

It is estimated that today, about 1 in 10 adults in the US has diabetes. That’s a pretty scary idea, but what’s even scarier is the rate of diabetes disease in veterans of the US military. For this group, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that about 1 in 5 veterans suffers from the disease. [...]

Vitamins and Diabetes Care

March 5, 2014

First, it is important to note that eating a variety of whole foods is a better choice for staying healthy than relying on vitamins or supplements. Eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains- and limiting fats and sugar — are important for keeping your blood glucose under control. [...]

New Guidelines for Cholesterol Levels

March 5, 2014

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released a new set of guidelines about healthy cholesterol levels. The new guidelines also suggest ways to lower your cholesterol. One of the biggest changes in the guidelines is the way in which healthcare [...]
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