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Question #847

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Weight loss has been shown to have a positive impact on glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. At which weight loss threshold do these positive benefits start to become meaningfully apparent? A) Weight reduction of 0-4% B) Weight reduction of 5-10% C) Weight reduction of 11-15% D) Weight reduction of 16-20% Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #846

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Less-stringent A1C goals (7.5 - 8.0%) may be acceptable in certain individuals with type 2 diabetes. Which factor(s) support less stringent goals? A) Limited life expectancy B) History of severe hypoglycemia C) Multiple comorbidities D) All of the above Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #845

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The American Diabetes Association recommends many non-pregnant adults with type 2 diabetes work to achieve an A1C = 7%. Which one of the following glycemic patterns would support this goal? A) Fasting glucose less than 70, postprandial glucose less than 140, mean plasma glucose less than 120-140 B) Fasting glucose less than 126, postprandial glucose less than 200, mean plasma glucose less than 180 C) Fasting glucose less than 130, postprandial glucose less than 180, mean plasma glucose less than 150 -160 D) Fasting glucose less than 130, postprandial glucose less than 200, mean plasma glucose less than 150 -160 Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #844

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Which of the following is the correct diagnostic cut-point for diabetes? 1) A1C greater than or equal to 7% 2) Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) greater than or equal to 130 mg/dL 3) 2-hour plasma glucose greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL during an oral glucose tolerance test 4) Random plasma glucose greater than or equal to 300mg/dL in a patient with classics symptoms of hyperglycemia or hyperglycemic crisis Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question 843

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In the fasting state, hyperglycemia is directly related to: 1. Increased hepatic glucose production 2. Defective insulin stimulation of target tissue glucose disposal 3. Decreased adipocyte lipolysis 4. Loss of pancreatic α-cell functionality Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #842

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Based upon a meta-analysis of cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes studies, findings suggest that a 15% relative risk reduction in nonfatal myocardial infarcts is associated with an A1C reduction of approximately: a) .50% b) 1.0% c) 1.5% d) 2.0% Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #841

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42 year old female, 5’ 4”, 275 lbs, BMI 47.2 kg/m2. History of hypertension, chronic low back pain, severe gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression and type 2 diabetes (diagnosed 2 years ago), and anxiety/depression. Medications include lisinopril 10 mg daily, oxycodone 5 mg TID prn, omeprazole 20 mg daily, metformin 500 mg BID, and paroxetine 20 mg daily. She has been actively working with her PCP on losing weight with diet modification and water aerobics but has only lost about 4% of her weight in the past 6 months. Current labs: (fasting) blood glucose 154 mg/dl, Hgb A1c 6.7 Creatinine 1.6, mg/dl and TSH of 3.6 U/ml. What is the best course of action?

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Question #840

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More stringent hyperglycemia management (target A1C 6-6.5%) in type 2 diabetes might be supported by which one of the following factors: A. Long-standing disease duration B. Moderate-severe vascular complications C. Shorter life expectancy D. Absent-few comorbidities Are you right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #839

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During the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), patients with type 2 diabetes were assigned to the intensive treatment arm (received a sulfonylurea or insulin, or metformin if overweight) or a conventional treatment arm (dietary interventions only). In the intensive treatment arm, which one of the following benefits became apparent only when a 10-year follow-up study was conducted? A. Reduced risk of microvascular complications B. Clinically lower overall BMI C. Reduced risk of myocardial infarction D. Lower overall mean A1C Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #837

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The list below indicates the ethnicities of the patients whose cases you have just reviewed over the past month. Please choose the correct order showing the relative risk of developing diabetes for each ethnicity in adults 20 years and older. Select one answer: [A] Non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanic, non-Hispanic whites, Asian American [B] Hispanic, Non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic whites, Asian American [C] Non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanic, Asian American, non-Hispanic whites [D] Hispanic , Non-Hispanic blacks, Asian American, non-Hispanic whites Are you right? Follow the link to respond!

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