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Take a quiz and test your knowledge on diabetes and related health concerns.

GLP-1 Contraindications

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Which of the following are strict or relative contraindications to the use of some of the GLP-1 agonists? A. Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome type 2 B. Personal or family history of medullar thyroid cancer C. Pancreatitis D. All of the above Follow the link to see the right answer.

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Medication Mystery

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A 72-year-old patient arrives in your office complaining of shakiness and sweating before he went to bed the previous night. He doesn’t recall checking his blood glucose level at the time, however he felt better after a glass of milk and a few graham crackers. His current medications are metformin, pioglitazone, and glyburide. Which one of the following medications is the most likely cause of his symptoms? 1) Metformin 2) Pioglitazone 3) Glyburide Follow the link to see the right answer.

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Prandial Insulin Administration

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Your patient has been systematically titrating his basal insulin dose for the last 6 months; his daily dose is NPH .90 U/kg/day. Despite his good efforts, you decide it would be prudent to add a prandial insulin dose to his treatment regimen. Which of the following scenarios might lead you to this conclusion? A) A1C=7.4%, FPG<130 mg/dl, PPG>180 mg/dl B) A1C=7.0%, FPG<130 mg/dl, PPG<180 mg/dl C) A1C=7.0%, FPG<120mg/dl, PPG<160mg/dl D) A1C=6.8%, FPG<120 mg/dl, PPG<160 mg/dl Follow the link to see if you got it right.

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Smoking and Heart Disease

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All the following are true about smoking and heart disease EXCEPT: A. Compared with nonsmokers, the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) is increased 6-fold in women who smoke approximately 20 cigarettes per day. B. Male smokers are 25% more likely to develop coronary heart disease than female smokers. C. Smoking cessation rapidly increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. D. Smokers who take a thrombolytic agent for an acute MI have better outcomes than nonsmokers. E. All of these statements are true. Do you have the right answer? Follow the link to see.

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GLP-1 and Basal Insulin

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Which of the following GLP-1 agonists is not currently approved for use with basal insulin? A. Exenatide (Byetta) B. Dulaglutide (Trulicity) C. Albiglutide (Tanzeum) D. Liraglutide (Victoza) E. None of the above Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Realistic A1C Targets

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A 78-year old patient with a 15-year history of type 2 diabetes arrives in your office for a check-up. He suffers from stage 3 chronic kidney disease and lives alone. From previous visits you have learned he has very few support services. What would be a realistic A1C treatment target for this individual? A. A1C 6.0-6.5% B. A1C 7.5-8.0% C. A1C 8.5-10.0% D. A1C 10.5-11% Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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