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Prediabetes Diagnosis Test

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Which test do you use to determine if a patient has prediabetes? 1) fasting blood sugar 2) A1c 3) OGTT 4) Random blood sugar Follow the link to see how you and your colleagues compare!

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CV Risk Management in a Patient with High BP and a Significant Family History

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A 52-year-old Asian-American man presents for a wellness visit. He has borderline elevated blood pressure (136/84 mm Hg), a BMI of 27 kg/m2, and a family history of diabetes and myocardial infarction. He is a nonsmoker, drinks 1-2 glasses of wine nightly, and jogs 4-5 times/wk for 40 min. Total cholesterol is 173 mg/dL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, 40 mg/dL; low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, 112 mg/dL). His 10-y atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk is 7.5%, and takes no medications. According to the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines, what's the first step you should take with this patient? A. Prescribe atorvastatin 20 mg daily B. Check high-sensitivity C-reactive protein C. Check carotid intima-media thickness test D. None of the above Follow the link to see the right answer!

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Concentrated Insulin Pens and the Visually Impaired

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An endocrinologist prescribed a U-200 TRESIBA (insulin degludec) pen for an 88-year-old woman with labile type 1 diabetes and recurrent hypoglycemia. The patient also has severe macular degeneration with visual impairment. Visually impaired patients commonly use touch and sound to assist them.An endocrinologist prescribed a U-200 TRESIBA (insulin degludec) pen for an 88-year-old woman with labile type 1 diabetes and recurrent hypoglycemia. The patient also has severe macular degeneration with visual impairment. Visually impaired patients commonly use touch and sound to assist them.

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