Wednesday , December 13 2017
Home / Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control (page 28)

Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Question #806

Test Your Knowledge

If diabetes were a country how big would it be? Federal Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt from the IDF says that “if diabetes diagnosed and undiagnosed was a country, it would be the ___th largest country in the world.” The ten countries with the largest population in the world are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Russia and Japan. If those with diagnosed diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes were a country, which country’s population would it be closest to? Follow the link to answer!

Read More »

Question 805

Test Your Knowledge

One of your patients has referred her 21-year-old stepson for a new patient exam. He has recently arrived home from college for the summer and she is concerned because he always seems to be thirsty. When prompted, she recalls her husband saying his ex-wife struggled with her weight and took “pills for her blood sugar.” Physical examination is notable for mildly elevated BP (137/84) and BMI 26 kg/m2. He denies any cigarette or alcohol use, states his favorite activities revolve around video games, and that he doesn’t really enjoy any physical activities. Labs are notable for random plasma glucose 312 mg/dl, UA positive for glucose. What would your initial drug therapy strategy be? Follow the link to take the quiz!

Read More »

“How to Get Help” Tear-off Pads for Offices/Clinics

The new Legal Advocacy How to Get Help Tear-off Pads, perfect for medical offices and clinics, help increase awareness of diabetes discrimination and how to get help from the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. The information on each pad (25 sheets/pad) is printed in English on one side and …

Read More »

#804

Test Your Knowledge

You have decided that one of your a 72-year-old patients should add a basal insulin dose to her antihyperglycemic regimen. During your discussion with her, she voices concern that between her “arthritic hands and poor vision” she won’t be able to accomplish this. You make the recommendation that using an insulin pen will make injection easier for her. Which of the following statement regarding insulin pens is true? Follow the link to take the quiz!

Read More »

Early-on in DPP-4 Inhibitor drug development there was a product ready to go before Januvia. The pills were in the bottle, the booth was ready to go at ADA and then the drug was withdrawn from the market, because of reports of skin lesions. The word on the street indicated …

Read More »

This week our Home Run Slides lay out a roadmap for insulin intensification, and the use of GLP-1 analogs and DPP4-I with insulin. If you follow the path your patients can safely intensify therapy with a greatly reduced risk of hypoglycemia. You can learn even more about all the different …

Read More »

Question #803

Test Your Knowledge

A 47 year-old patient has done an excellent job with lifestyle modifications and medication adherence, however she has not been able to yet achieve her individualized A1C goal. Her current regimen consists of a metformin, sitagliptin and insulin detemir (insulin started 4 months prior). However, over the past month as she has titrated her basal insulin towards her A1C goal, her self-glucose blood monitoring log shows large drops in her overnight glucose levels. After consulting with the treatment team, you decide to add rapid-acting prandial insulin to her regimen. How would you implement this strategy? Follow the link to take the quiz!

Read More »