Shawnee D. Weir, MD
Specialty: Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
- Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
- Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursRaleigh Endocrine Associates
2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 320
Raleigh, NC 27607
- Duke Raleigh Hospital
- Rex Healthcare
- WakeMed Raleigh Campus
How quickly does diabetes develop?
William Lee Dubois, Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, answeredDiabetes, at least the most common kind, tends to creep up on its victims over a period of many years. The high blood sugar caused by diabetes makes you feel like crap, but you probably don’t even know it yet because the changes happen so slowly, a little bit at a time. It is so gradual that you chalked up your symptoms to getting older, being busier than usual, or being stressed out. Diabetes typically doesn’t get diagnosed until after you’ve been feeling terrible for quite a while.
When should I call the doctor about my diabetes?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredIf you have diabetes, call or go to the doctor or clinic if:
- Your blood sugar is too high (180 mg/dL or more) or too low (70 mg/dL or less), and you can't get it back to a normal level
- Your blood sugar is too high or too low more than twice a week
- You are sick and not getting better
- You have a question about your treatment
- You are pregnant or want to become pregnant
- You are throwing up
How common is diabetes in the U.S.?
Tonya Bolden, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
Diabetes toll amongst the children of America is:
-In 1990 less than 4 percent of American children and teens were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A decade later, that number had more than quadrupled.
-The majority of young people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese at the time of their diagnosis.
-Young people of color are more likely to contract type 2 diabetes than are Caucasian children.-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted that one out of every three Americans born in 2000 is at risk of being a type 2 diabetic by 2025.
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