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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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Dr. Scott Isaacs Full Interview

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Dr. Scott Isaacs talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the AACE 2017 convention in Austin, Texas about endocrinology, obesity, and medical weight loss. Dr. Scott Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE is an endocrinologist and adjunct instructor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism ...

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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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