Shawnee D. Weir, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursRaleigh Endocrine Associates
2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 320
Raleigh, NC 27607
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- Coventry Health Care
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Duke Raleigh Hospital
- Rex Healthcare
- WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Who can use pills to manage diabetes?
Many patients with type 2 diabetes can manage their diabetes with oral medication, not insulin injections. These pills help people whose bodies have become resistant or insensitive to insulin. If their blood sugars remain well controlled with diet, exercise and these medications, they may not need to use insulin.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How does diabetes affect bone health?
People who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes are prone to weaker bones. "In people with type 1 diabetes, the quality of the bone they make isn't as good, and there is more bone breakdown," says Diane Schneider, MD, a geriatrician and the author of The Complete Book of Bone Health. "And in people with type 2 diabetes, the bones are more fragile. Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes do not make bone well." Medications for type 2 diabetes can also cause bones to be weaker.
Should a urine glucose test be used in a job evaluation if I have diabetes?
American Diabetes Association answeredUrine glucose results are no longer considered to be an appropriate and accurate methodology for assessing diabetes control. Before the mid-1970s, urine glucose tests were the best available method of monitoring blood glucose levels. However, the urine test is not a reliable or accurate indicator of blood glucose levels and is a poor measure of the individual's current health status. Blood glucose monitoring is a more accurate and timely means to measure glycemic control. Urine glucose tests should never be used to evaluate the employability of a person with diabetes.
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