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Diabetes Medications and Medication Management

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Which of the following best describes the action of metformin:




2. Which of the following medications is the preferred medication for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes?




3. To reduce GI side effects when initiating metformin therapy, metformin should be taken with meals and doses increased slowly, on average, about 500 mg. per week up to the maximum allowed dose if needed.


4. The literature defines medication adherence numerically when the percentage of pills dispensed over the pills absent is greater than 80%. Meaning, when patients take their medications at least 80% of the time, they're considered to be adherent to their medication.


5. SIMPLE is a way to remember some of the key activities that can be done to improve medication adherence. Assessing medication adherence and helping patients to address barriers to adherence needs to be individualized.