Shawnee D Weir, MD
Location and Office HoursRaleigh Endocrine Associates
Raleigh, NC 27609
- BC/BS of North Carolina
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care (Wellpath)
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Optimum Choice of the Carolinas/MAMSI (United Healthcare)
- PARTNERS National Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- WellPath Select
- Duke Raleigh Hospital
- WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Should I eat reduced-fat peanut butter if I have diabetes?
dLife - It's YOUR Diabetes Life! answeredIn most cases, the answer is no. Peanut butter is a wonder food and should be eaten in its most natural form to get all of its goodness. Yes, it's high in calories, but it contains healthy, beneficial oils. It's also satisfying and filling so you don't need much.
Do employers discriminate against people with diabetes?
American Diabetes Association answered
Today there are laws to protect against discrimination in the workplace. But unfortunately, discrimination against people with diabetes still exists.
Sometimes people with diabetes are told outright they won’t be hired because of their diabetes. But other times discrimination can be subtler. Did you get passed over for a promotion because of your work performance or because your boss was afraid your diabetes might interfere with the added responsibilities? Did you fail to get that job offer because you weren’t qualified, or because you told the employer you have diabetes?
Sometimes it’s hard to know. The best thing you can do to guard against discrimination in the workplace is to do the best job you can and understand your rights. You can find more information about employment discrimination at www.diabetes.org.
How can my teen with diabetes say no to alcohol and cigarettes?
American Diabetes Association answeredWhen offered an alcoholic drink or cigarettes, here are some ways your teen can politely decline:
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- No thanks - I'm cool!
- No thanks - I'm the designated driver!
- No thanks - I have diabetes and if I drink or smoke, it can make me really sick. I'd rather be here the whole night and have a good time than have to leave early!