Fast Five Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Risk Factors and Treatment Indications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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January 30, 2020

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM) is chronic hyperglycemia resulting from insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion, combined with excessive or inappropriate glucagon secretion. Although type 2 DM is most prevalent in the United States and Western nations, its rates are increasing worldwide, primarily due to the adoption of Western lifestyles and subsequent increasing rates of obesity.

Type 2 DM is often a contributing cause of death and leads to cardiovascular, renal, neuropathic, and retinal disease. Despite the prevalence and high rates of morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes, many patients are initially asymptomatic and their disease is undiagnosed for years. Astute clinicians promote early diagnosis and treatment, and decrease sequelae. How much do you know about type 2 DM? Test yourself with this short quiz.

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