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Diabetes Medications and Medication Management

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. The American Diabetes Association recommends metformin as step one therapy for most patients with type 2 diabetes, either alone or with another medication based upon the patient’s A1C along with lifestyle management; healthy eating, increased physical activity, weight control, and diabetes self-management education.


 
2. Which diabetes medication has a common side effect of gastrointestinal upset if started with a high dose at initiation?




 
3. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease where the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin diminishes over time.


 
4. Sulfonylureas stimulate the pancreas to make insulin and require a functioning pancreas to work.


 
5. Adherence to diabetes and blood pressure medication is at an all-time high, with approximately 80% of prescribed medications re-filled by patients.


 
6. If initial therapy of metformin and lifestyle therapy does not achieve hemoglobin A1C targets after about 3 months, the American Diabetes Association recommends adding another diabetes medication. Which of these medications is recommended as second line treatment?





 
7. Before adding medication, it is important to ask the patient if they are taking it regularly, because drugs don’t work if people don’t take them.