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Production Assistant, Diabetes In Control

Question #875

Test Your Knowledge

A 34-year-old female presents to your office for a new patient visit. Her medical history is positive for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group found that implementing intensive lifestyle modifications and prescribing metformin resulted in an equivalent risk reduction of developing diabetes by: a) 15% b) 25% c) 50% d) 65% Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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Testing for Prediabetes

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In your practice, how do you test for prediabetes? 1) OGTT 2) A1c 3) Fasting blood sugar 4) Random blood sugar Follow the link to see how your answer compares!

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Sometimes You’ve Got to Get in Their Face

Refusing to take medicine

Woman, 86 years of age, very active, history of type 2 diabetes, but does not check glucose or even admit she has diabetes. She has refused to take any medications at all for the last 20+ years I’ve known her. Had gastroenteritis for 3 days. Even when well, she does not drink anything but coffee, and sometimes sugar-sweetened beverages, but only a few ounces of that at a time.

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