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

Question #860

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You are seeing a 57-year-old man whose 10-year cardiovascular risk profile suggests that he should receive a low-dose statin. What should you consider regarding statins and the risk for incident diabetes? a. Statins are not associated with any significant difference in the risk for diabetes. b. Statins can increase the risk for incident diabetes by 48%. c. Statins may particularly promote diabetes among older adults. d. A total of 255 patients receiving statins for 4 years would produce 1 additional case of diabetes. Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question 859

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This class of drugs is typically reserved for individuals with type 1 diabetes or others receiving intensive insulin therapy. It inhibits glucagon secretion and slows gastric emptying: 1. Amylin mimetics 2. GLP-1 receptor agonists 3. DPP-4 inhibitors 4. SGLT-2 inhibitors Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question 858

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This drug class is infrequently used in the U.S. and Europe. Studies suggest this class may modulate FXR- and TGR5-mediated pathways involved in glucose homeostasis. This drug class has the disadvantage that it may decrease the absorption of other medications. 1. DPP-4 inhibitors 2. Bile Acid sequestrants 3. Dopamine-2 Agonists 4. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors Did you get the right answer? Follow the link to find out!

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Question 857

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The new class of drugs, SGLT-2 Inhibitors, have been shown to have positive results; which one is false? 1. Reduces BP 2. Reduces Uric Acid 3. Reduces Glucagon 4. Reduces Glucose 5. Reduces Oxidative Stress 6. Reduces Hypotension 7. Reduces HF Risk Did you get the right answer? Follow the link to find out!

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Question 856

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This oral drug class focuses on the incretin system and its use leads to increased postprandial GLP-1 and G1P levels: 1. Bile Acid sequestrants 2. DPP-4 inhibitors 3. Dopamine-2 agonists 4. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question 855

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Please select the drug class that best fits the description. This oral drug class slows the intestinal digestion and absorption of carbohydrates: 1. Sulfonylureas 2. DPP-4 Inhibitors 3. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors 4. Bile Acid sequestrates Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #854

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Please select the drug class that best fits the description. This shorter-acting insulin secretagogue may be associated with less hypoglycemia than the other secretagogues. 1. Biguanides 2. Sulfonylureas 3. Meglitinides 4. Thiazolidinediones Did you get it right? Follow the link to check your answer.

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Question #853

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The development of type 2 diabetes is multifactorial. All of the following are thought to play a role in the development EXCEPT: 1. Genetics 2. Environmental factors 3. Elevated circulating free fatty acid levels 4. Pancreatic α-cell defects 5. Increased skeletal GLUT4 glucose transporters translocation capacity Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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Question #852

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Issue849Graph Here's another test of your graph-interpreting skills! Follow the link to see this graph at full size and indicate the parameter that best describes Curve 4. 1. Insulin Secretion 2. Postprandial glucose 3. Fasting glucose 4. Insulin Resistance

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