Question of the Week | Best approach for distress & DKA?

RJ is in the hospital for the 3rd time this year in DKA.  You ask RJ to complete the diabetes distress survey tool and immediately recognize that RJ is experiencing high levels of diabetes distress.  

When working with RJ to assess what is happening, which of the following approaches could be used as a conversational tool?

  1. Use closed-ended questions to create a safe space for the interaction.
  2. Keep your clinical reports and records handy to use for reference.
  3. Accept RJ’s current self-management regimen without judgement.
  4. Avoid use of too many feeling words because it might embarrass RJ.

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Question of Week | JT is Carb limiting to 30gms a day. Best Response?

JT has type 1 diabetes and tells you they are avoiding carbs and trying to eat less than 30gms of carbs daily.  JT is 76 years old, with an A1C of 6.6% and a BMI of 22.

What is the best response?

  1. Suggest JT try to eat a minimum of 30- 45 gms of carb per meal.
  2. Gently suggest to JT that they might have disordered eating.
  3. Explore JT’s reasons for avoiding carbs.
  4. Provide a review of carb portions and refer JT to an RD/RDN.

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Question of Week | Best action before starting tirzepatide (Mounjaro)?

AR is 36 years old with type 2 diabetes and a BMI of over 40.  Current A1C 7.9%, UACR less than 30, and GFR more than 60.  Current diabetes medications include metformin, sitagliptin, and empagliflozin at maximum doses.  AR is prescribed the new dual incretin tirzepatide (Mounjaro) to help improve glucose levels and support weight loss. 

Before starting tirzepatide (Mounjaro), what action do you recommend to the provider?

  1. Repeat the UACR and GFR to verify kidney function.
  2. Stop the sitagliptin.
  3. Decrease metformin dose to prevent hypoglycemia.
  4. Evaluate thyroid function.

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Question of Week | What explains JR’s sudden DKA?

JR, a 67-year-old with type 2 diabetes for seven years and an A1C of 9.7% was started on empagliflozin 10mg two weeks ago. Other labs include a GFR of 49 and a UACR of 34 mg/g. Other diabetes medications include glucotrol 10mg twice daily and sitagliptin 100mg daily. JR sometimes has a few shot’s of whiskey before bed, especially if they had a stressful day. JR’s partner calls you in a panic and says JR is admitted to the hospital in DKA.  

What is the most likely explanation?

  1. Excess alcohol intake leading to starvation ketosis
  2. Potential side effect of SGLT-2 Inhibitors
  3. Low GFR and elevated UACR increase hyperglycemic risk
  4. JR is misdiagnosed and likely has type 1 diabetes

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Question of Week | Ambulatory Glucose Profile Confusion

LS is 72 years old with type 2 diabetes and injects insulin 4 times a day. They were started on a CGM device last month and you are looking at the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) together.  You notice their time in range is 60%, their time above range is 38%, in low range is 2% and their coefficient of variation is less than 36%. 

What is the best response?

  1. We still need to improve your coefficient of variation.
  2. Based on these results, let’s decrease your insulin by 20%.
  3. Time in range should be 70% or greater for your age group.
  4. This information is going to help with problem solving.

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Question of Week | Abdominal lumps and insulin injections

JL is 67 years old, with a BMI of 23 and A1C of 7.6% and injects insulin 4 times a day to manage their type 1 diabetes. On visual inspection, you notice that there are many areas of lipohypertrophy on JL’s abdominal region.

Which of the following interventions would be the best recommendation?

  1. Switch to 50/50 insulin twice daily.
  2. Stop bolus insulin and switch to a GLP-1 RA.
  3. Switch bolus injections to inhaled insulin.
  4. Use a higher gauge needles to enhance absorption.

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Question of Week | Right amount of insulin for 83 year old?

MS is an 83-year-old admitted to the hospital for a broken hip.  MS has a BMI of 22.4, A1C of 6.9% on metformin 500mg twice daily.  UACR is less than 30 and GFR is 48.  The MD writes to stop oral meds in prep for surgery and start on basal-bolus insulin therapy. 

Based on MS’s profile, what would be the most accurate formula to calculate their total daily insulin dose?

  1. 0.3 units of insulin / kg/day
  2. 0.5 units of insulin /kg/day
  3. 0.5 – 1.0 units of insulin /kg /day
  4. Start with 10 units of basal insulin

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Glucose control in the hospital matters! This course provides participants with a step-by-step approach to safely and effectively implement Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy in the inpatient setting. We discuss appropriate insulin dosing based on the patient’s clinical presentation and apply dosing strategies to a variety of case studies. Included are hard-to-manage situations that commonly occur in hospital settings and a discussion of solutions that will keep patients safe and get glucose levels to goal. In addition, sample basal/bolus and insulin drip guidelines plus lots of resource articles are included. 

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Question of Week | Should I toss food if it’s past the date?

A person comes into the clinic for a diabetes education appointment. They are on a budget and ask you if they should throw away food if it is older than the date on the package? 

What is the most accurate response?

  1. Manufacturer’s stamp foods with date to comply with federal safety standards.
  2. Before throwing away the food, look at it and smell or taste it to see if it has gone bad.
  3. The date on food packaging indicates when it is no longer safe to consume. 
  4. Food packaging dates are federally regulated and help keep consumers safe.

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Food Dates Can Lead to Unnecessary Waste

Have you inspected a food product that you bought last week and wondered if you should toss it because it expired yesterday? If you said yes, you are not alone.

About 40% of food waste happens in the kitchen, when consumers throw away foods that have passed the expiration date.

Are we throwing away perfectly good food based on the date stamped on the package?

Dates are confusing and they are often not associated with safety concerns. Learn why food and legal experts are asking consumers to reconsider their thinking.


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