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Management of an Adult With Type 2 Diabetes With Antidiabetic Medications: A Case Scenario

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Patient History

The patient is a 51-year old male that weighs 195 lbs with a BMI of 29.5 kg/m2, and a history of hypertension and dyslipidemia. He has a family history of type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease (CAD) and renal insufficiency. He is currently asymptomatic. The review of systems reveals polyuria and nocturia, generally twice during the night, for the past two months. He experienced weight gain for the past several years, but has lost about 5 pounds in the last month. Current medication regimen includes simvastatin 40 mg po daily and metoprolol 50 mg po daily.