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?
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:
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?
Question 4 2 / 2 points
The drugs recommended for older adults with type 2 diabetes include:
Question 5 2 / 2 points
Women with an intact uterus should be treated with both estrogen and progestin due to:
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:
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:
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:
Question 9 2 / 2 points
The mechanism of action of oral combined contraceptives that prevents pregnancy is:
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:
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.