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

Question #877

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In a survey with medical professionals, 78% got this wrong. Can you do better? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what percentage of patients who have diabetes and are older than 65 y will die of heart disease? A. 58% B. 68% C. 78% D. 88% Follow the link to see if you got the right answer!

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March 11, 2017

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When asked in a survey, 77% got it wrong! In head-to-head trials of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors vs glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, GLP-1 receptor agonists showed more favorable outcomes in all of the following areas except which one? A. Greater glycemic control B. Greater tolerability C. Greater weight loss D. Greater improvement in beta-cell function E. Greater reduction in postprandial triglycerides Were you able to get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #875

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A 34-year-old female presents to your office for a new patient visit. Her medical history is positive for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group found that implementing intensive lifestyle modifications and prescribing metformin resulted in an equivalent risk reduction of developing diabetes by: a) 15% b) 25% c) 50% d) 65% Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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Question 874

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Glucose-lowering drugs and insulin resistance: Which one of the following categories of glucose-lowering drugs improves insulin resistance as its primary mechanism of action? A. Sulfonylureas (e.g. glipizide) B. Thiazolidinediones (e.g. pioglitazone) C. GLP-1 receptor agonists (e.g. liraglutide) D. DPP-4 inhibitors (e.g. sitagliptin) E. SGLT-2 inhibitors (e.g. canagliflozin) Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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Question 873

GLP-1 receptor agonists vs DPP-4 inhibitors: In head-to-head trials of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors vs glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, GLP-1 receptor agonists showed more favorable outcomes in all of the following areas except which one of the following? A. Greater glycemic control B. Greater tolerability C. Greater weight loss D. Greater improvement in beta-cell function E. Greater reduction in postprandial triglycerides Follow the link to see if you got it right!

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Question 872

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The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study early results data suggested metformin conferred greater cardiovascular benefits to the overweight diabetes participants than dietary interventions alone. All of the following were observed for the metformin group EXCEPT: A. A relative risk reduction for myocardial infarction of 39%. B. A relative risk reduction for all-cause mortality of 36%. C. A relative risk reduction for diabetes related death of 42%. D. An overall mean A1c reduction of 1.5%. Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #871

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Hypoglycemia is a potential side effect of which of the following classes of drugs: 1) Insulins 2) Sulfonylureas 3) Meglitinides 4) Amylin mimetics 5) All of the above Follow the link to see the right answer!

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Question #870

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According to available evidence, which of the following is a treatment strategy for the delay or prevention of macrovascular complications? 1) Antiplatelet therapy 2) Blood pressure management 3) Glycemic control ≤ 7% (individualized for patients) 4) Smoking cessation 5) Lipid management 6) All of the above Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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Question 868

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According to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, which medication class places asymptomatic patients at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and is an additional indication for diabetes screening? A. Atypical antipsychotics B. Glucocorticoids C. Both A and B D. Neither A nor B Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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