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Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Adding Second Medication to Metformin?

For a patient with an A1c of 5.7% who has been on metformin plus diet and exercise for the last 6 months, would you add another diabetes medication to the patient’s treatment? Follow the link to share your opinion.

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Question #842

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Based upon a meta-analysis of cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes studies, findings suggest that a 15% relative risk reduction in nonfatal myocardial infarcts is associated with an A1C reduction of approximately: a) .50% b) 1.0% c) 1.5% d) 2.0% Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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New British PM is Type 1

Guest Post by David Kliff, Diabetic Investor Recently we learned the identity of the new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, who, according to a post on www.jdrf.org.uk, is a type 1 diabetic. The post states: “The Home Secretary Theresa May is on course to become the first prime minister who …

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Question #841

Test Your Knowledge

42 year old female, 5’ 4”, 275 lbs, BMI 47.2 kg/m2. History of hypertension, chronic low back pain, severe gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression and type 2 diabetes (diagnosed 2 years ago), and anxiety/depression. Medications include lisinopril 10 mg daily, oxycodone 5 mg TID prn, omeprazole 20 mg daily, metformin 500 mg BID, and paroxetine 20 mg daily. She has been actively working with her PCP on losing weight with diet modification and water aerobics but has only lost about 4% of her weight in the past 6 months. Current labs: (fasting) blood glucose 154 mg/dl, Hgb A1c 6.7 Creatinine 1.6, mg/dl and TSH of 3.6 U/ml. What is the best course of action?

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ADA Interview Format

We were at the ADA and AACE and have over 45 video interviews with some great information. Would you prefer to watch a video interview in its entirety, or an interview broken up into Q&A segments? Follow the link and let us know your opinion!

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