Question 1 2 / 2 points

When blood glucose levels are difficult to control in type 2 diabetes some form of insulin may be added to the treatment regimen to control blood glucose and limit complication risks. Which of the following statements is accurate based on research?

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Premixed insulin analogues are better at lowering HbA1C and have less risk for hypoglycemia.

Premixed insulin analogues and the newer premixed insulins are associated with more weight gain than the oral antidiabetic agents.

Newer premixed insulins are better at lowering HbA1C and postprandial glucose levels than long-acting insulins.

Patients who are not controlled on oral agents and have postprandial hyperglycemia can have neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin added at bedtime.

Question 2 2 / 2 points

Prior to prescribing metformin, the provider should:

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Draw a serum creatinine to assess renal function

Try the patient on insulin

Tell the patient to increase iodine intake

Have the patient stop taking any sulfonylurea to avoid dangerous drug interactions

Question 3 2 / 2 points

Insulin preparations are divided into categories based on onset, duration, and intensity of action following subcutaneous injection. Which of the following insulin preparations has the shortest onset and duration of action?

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Question 4 2 / 2 points

The drugs recommended for older adults with type 2 diabetes include:

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Second-generation sulfonylureas



Third-generation sulfonylureas

Question 5 2 / 2 points

Women with an intact uterus should be treated with both estrogen and progestin due to:

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Increased risk for endometrial cancer if estrogen alone is used

Combination therapy provides the best relief of menopausal vasomotor symptoms

Reduced risk for colon cancer with combined therapy

Lower risk of developing blood clots with combined therapy

Question 6 2 / 2 points

Bisphosphonate administration education includes:

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Taking it on a full stomach

Requiring sitting erect for at least 30 minutes afterward

Drinking it with orange juice

Taking it with H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors (PPI) to protect the stomach

Question 7 2 / 2 points

Long-term use of androgens requires specific laboratory monitoring of:

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Glucose, calcium, testosterone, and thyroid function

Calcium, testosterone, PSA, and liver function

Calcium, testosterone, PSA, liver function, glucose, and lipids

CBC, testosterone, PSA, and thyroid level

Question 8 2 / 2 points

Patients taking hormonal contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy need to take the drug daily at the same time to prevent:

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Breakthrough bleeding

Breast tenderness


Question 9 2 / 2 points

The mechanism of action of oral combined contraceptives that prevents pregnancy is:

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Estrogen prevents the luteinizing hormone surge necessary for ovulation.

Progestins thicken cervical mucus and slow tubal motility.

Estrogen thins the endometrium making implantation difficult.

Progestin suppresses follicle stimulating hormone release.

Question 10 2 / 2 points

When starting a patient with hypothyroidism on thyroid replacement hormones patient education would include:

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They should feel symptomatic improvement in 1 to 2 weeks.

Drug adverse effects such as lethargy and dry skin may occur.

It may take 4 to 8 weeks to get to euthyroid symptomatically and by laboratory testing.

Because of its short half-life, levothyroxine doses should not be missed.