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

Statin or Not?

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A 23-year-old athletic, nonobese man presents with a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level of 196. He reports that he's recently been eating more "bar food." Both his parents have high cholesterol, and his father had a myocardial infarction at age 41 y. His physical exam is notable for bilateral corneal arcus and Achilles tendon xanthomas. What's the best treatment option? A. Treat with diet B. Treat with diet + exercise C. Treat with diet + exercise + low-intensity statin D. Treat with diet + exercise + high-intensity statin Did you get it right? Follow the link to see!

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Question #878

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The diabetes drug empagliflozin reduces all of the following CV risk factors except: a. Blood pressure b. Visceral adiposity c. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol d. Triglycerides e. Atrial stiffness Follow the link to see if you got it right!

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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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