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

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Patient Discussion: Alternative Combination Treatments

You reassure the patient that his weight gain is not likely to be due to heart failure. Explain to him that the thiazolidinedione mechanism may lead to fat depot expansion. The patient’s HbA1c is now 6.8%, triglycerides 145 mg/dL, with no change in the other lipid parameters. However, the patient is insistent that weight gain is interfering with his overall sense of well-being.