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(919) 775-3020

3072 S Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27332

(919) 542-4450

628 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

  • Meet Dr. powell

    "I chose this field for the opportunity to treat a variety of illnesses in all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics. As an emergency room physician, I provided medical care and surgical intervention for acute trauma and acute and chronic illnesses."

  • Meet Dr. Hargett

    "I chose to practice emergency medicine and urgent care medicine for the sheer pleasure of dealing with the immediate problems and the gratification of seeing an immediate outcome."

Diabetes

Did you know there are about 23.6 million Americans who are suffering from diabetes? That's close to 8 percent of the U.S. population. Every year, this figure increases by around 1.6 million as more people aged 20 and above are diagnosed with this condition.

Diabetes is a serious, lifelong disorder of metabolism, which has three main types:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is mainly an autoimmune disease, which involves the body's system that fights infection. However, this time the immune system is turning against the body. Its symptoms include increased hunger or thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, weight loss and extreme fatigue. If left untreated, this could lead to a life-threatening diabetic coma.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting around 90 percent to 95 percent of all diabetics. Risk factors include obesity, old age, ethnicity, genetics, medical history of gestational diabetes and lack of physical activity. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes are similar to the symptoms of type 1 diabetes but with the addition of susceptibility to infection and slow healing of wounds.

Gestational diabetes generally develops during pregnancy. However, this condition particularly affects African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians more. Women with a family history of diabetes are also more prone to the condition.

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