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Production Assistant, Diabetes In Control

International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #96: Metabolomics: Applications in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Resistance Part 2

What is “metabolomics?” Metabolomics is an emerging field of analytical chemistry whose goal is to quantify all metabolites in a biologic sample, typically through application of multiple analytical platforms that enable determinations across a variety of metabolite classes. As with other omics-based technologies, this comprehensive coverage of metabolism has the benefit of allowing the observation of metabolic stressor effects not only at a single target, but also the ripple effect of the stressor, including compensatory responses, across the metabolic landscape.

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Pen Demos

When recommending an insulin pen to a patient, do you have sample pens to demonstrate how to use properly? Follow the link to see how you compare to your colleagues.

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Lifestyle Modifications

Test Your Knowledge

Your 42-year-old, overweight patient was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (A1C 7.7%) five months ago. You discussed the diagnosis with him, prescribed metformin, and provided lifestyle modification education resources. He missed his follow-up appointment, so you called him to schedule a return visit. At this appointment, he shares some of the positive lifestyle modifications he has made and that he has been taking his metformin consistently. He currently takes 2,000 mg metformin per day. At this visit, his A1C is 9.4%. All of the following are reasonable treatment options EXCEPT: A. Metformin+ lifestyle modifications B. Metformin + once-daily evening basal insulin dose + lifestyle modifications C. Metformin + sulfonylurea+ lifestyle modifications D. Metformin + GLP-1 receptor agonist + lifestyle modifications Follow the link to see the correct answer.

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