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Fruit Recommendations

Do you recommend less fruit or no fruit in the diet of your patients with type 2 who have excessive high blood glucose? Follow the link to share your opinion.

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ACP’s New A1C Targets

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a new recommendation that type 2 patients should not have a target A1C level below 8 percent for any patient population and should not have any A1C targets for older adults (e.g., age 80 and older) or younger individuals with limited life expectancy because of other serious diseases and illnesses. Do you agree with the American College of Physicians' new A1C target recommendations? Follow the link to share your opinion.

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Effective Lifestyle Changes

Which lifestyle change do you feel is most important in controlling blood sugars and lowering A1c values -- Nutrition, Physical activity, or both? Follow the link to share your opinion.

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CGMS for Type 2

Using a CGMS for type 2 diabetes can be very beneficial for type 2 patients not using insulin. Do you agree or disagree? Follow the link to share your opinion.

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Drug Classes and A1c

Which of the classes of drugs have you seen the best results in lowering A1c for type 2 diabetes? DPP-4, GLP-1, or SGLT-2? Follow the link to share your response.

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New A1C Recommendation

The American College of Physicians (ACP) said doctors can tell patients to aim for a glycosylated hemoglobin, or HbA1C, level between 7 percent and 8 percent, rather than the traditional 6.5 percent to 7 percent. Plus, clinicians should consider deintensifying pharmacologic therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes who achieve HbA1c levels less than 6.5%. (See article 2)

Do you agree A1c should be between 7% and 8%?

Follow the link to see what your colleagues think.

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Insulin vs Other Treatment Options

Are you more likely to add a basal insulin to the treatment plan for a patient with type 2 on two oral meds with an A1c of 8% for 5 months, BMI of 30, or add another medication besides insulin? More likely to add insulin More likely to add another med besides insulin Follow the link to share your opinion.

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