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

CV Risk Management in a Patient with High BP and a Significant Family History

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A 52-year-old Asian-American man presents for a wellness visit. He has borderline elevated blood pressure (136/84 mm Hg), a BMI of 27 kg/m2, and a family history of diabetes and myocardial infarction. He is a nonsmoker, drinks 1-2 glasses of wine nightly, and jogs 4-5 times/wk for 40 min. Total cholesterol is 173 mg/dL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, 40 mg/dL; low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, 112 mg/dL). His 10-y atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk is 7.5%, and takes no medications. According to the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines, what's the first step you should take with this patient? A. Prescribe atorvastatin 20 mg daily B. Check high-sensitivity C-reactive protein C. Check carotid intima-media thickness test D. None of the above Follow the link to see the right answer!

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Diabetes Therapy Titration Guidelines

According to the American Diabetes Association's (ADA's) guidelines, how often should you intensify therapy for patients with diabetes who have not reached their A1C goal? A. Every month B. Every 3 months C. Every 6 months D. Every 9 months E. Every 12 months Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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Diagnosing Fatty Liver

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When diagnosing suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatic steatosis and inflammation with hepatocellular injury is an indication of which one of the following? A. Nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) B. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) C. Both of the above D. None of the above Follow the link to see the correct answer!

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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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