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

Patients older than age 40 years, obese patients, and patients in whom there is a positive genetic predisposition for type 2 DM are at increased risk for developing type 2 DM.

Adolescent patients who are physically active but do not eat a balanced diet are not at increased risk of developing type 2 DM; however, along with exercise, a balanced diet is essential for healthy growth and development.

Patients across all age groups who are physically active but consume a lower-calorie diet are not at increased risk of developing type 2 DM; rather, these patients are at lower risk of developing diabetes.

Patients who are dependent on exogenous insulin for survival have type 1 DM and therefore are not at risk of developing type 2 DM.

Learn more about patient populations at risk for type 2 DM.

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