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Production Assistant, Diabetes In Control

Avoiding Heart Risk

A 68-year-old male presents to your office for a follow-up visit. His past medical history is significant for a myocardial infarction (five years ago) and he has type 2 diabetes. His current medications include an ACE inhibitor, a statin, aspirin, and metformin. Despite good compliance with his medications and beneficial lifestyle changes, he is not able to achieve his individualized target A1C of 7.5-8%. You decide it would be beneficial to add a second antihyperglycemic agent. Which of the following medications should be avoided due to CVD risk? A.Pioglitazone B. Exenatide C. Rosiglitazone D. Sitaglipitin E. None of the above Follow the link for the answer.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #111: Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Part 1

Obesity is a global epidemic that has far-reaching economic and public health implications. Excess body weight is associated with multiple comorbidities including type 2 diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dysglycemia andOSA share common risk factors such as age and obesity; hence it is not surprising that OSA and glycemic abnormalities often coexist.

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How To Overcome The Complexities of Treatment Decisions For Your Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Part 4: Using Computers to Determine Type 2 Treatment: The first three articles in this series focused on what makes treating type 2 diabetes so difficult: the overwhelming number of medicines and combinations; finding effective treatments that work with our patients' insurance coverage and household budgets; and incorporating factors beyond glucose control, such as body weight, adherence, and side effects, into our decisions. In this installment, we discuss how those problems can be represented in ways that computers can understand.

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Are You Getting Enough “SPA” Time?

By Sheri R. Colberg: Exploring the Benefits of Spontaneous Physical Activity

You’ve probably heard about the recent reports revealing just how dangerous it is to be sedentary. Simply sitting for too long at one time is now a recognized health hazard that everyone should be aware of. But if you suffer from diabetes or prediabetes, a sedentary lifestyle is particularly dangerous. Getting regular exercise and movement is one of the most important things you can do to keep your blood glucose under control, maintain a healthy body weight, and reduce your risk of developing complications related to diabetes.

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Adding Basal Insulin Analogue Detemir

A 59-year-old patient who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago presents to your clinic for an appointment. He has a history of hypertension and dyslipidemia, both currently well-controlled with medication. He has been taking metformin and a DPP-4 inhibitor. He tells you he is concerned about a sore on his foot that is taking a long time to heal. At today’s visit, his office A1C is 8.8%. After discussing his options, you decide to add basal insulin analogue detemir to his regimen. Compared to insulin NPH, what would you expect him to experience while taking detemir? A. Less weight gain B. More hypoglycemia C. More weight gain D. No weight gain or hypoglycemia difference Follow the link for the answer.

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