This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 56-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes who is unhappy with her recent HbA1c value and has been working toward weight reduction without success.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 40-year-old man with an HbA1c of 12% and a new skin rash that appeared abruptly 10 days earlier.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 66-year-old man in the hospital following an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the appropriate management of a 57-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a burning sensation in his feet.
Because this patient had two different tests with discordant results, the test that is diagnostic of diabetes (the hemoglobin A1c measurement) should be repeated to confirm the diagnosis. ... Key Point. If results of two different diagnostic tests for
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a patient with type 1 diabetes who is motivated to reduce her risks.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a patient with type 2 diabetes who has chest pressure and dyspnea despite maximal medical therapy.
Screening can be performed with measurement of fasting plasma glucose or HbA1c or with an oral glucose tolerance test.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 60-year-old man who is unable to detect hypoglycemia but is concerned about hyperglycemia and desires to reach an HbA1c level of less than 7%.
Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... A fasting plasma glucose measurement is the most appropriate diagnostic test for this patient.