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Production Assistant, Diabetes In Control

The Danger of Assuming a Patient “Knows What to Do”

Female, 41 years of age, A1C 7%, Indian, family history of type 2 diabetes, at least one was insulin-requiring. For unknown reasons, perhaps the fact the patient was a personal trainer and “should have known what to do,” her hcp didn’t put much attention on her A1C, nor was she asked to return for follow up. For various reasons, one of which was not having insurance, she did not return to a hcp for 3 years.

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Treatment Preference

Of the new medications for type 2 patients, which one do you prefer most for an overweight type 2 patient with an A1c of 8.5% after putting them on metformin? Follow the link to respond.

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Question #812

Test Your Knowledge

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? Follow the link to answer.

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Meal Memory

Meal Memory is a new approach to nutrition tracking. It helps diabetes patients understand how each meal affects them by displaying blood sugar readings from before and after eating.

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