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

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Clinical Decision: Treatment

In addition to diabetes education, and advice regarding diet, exercise, and weight management, would you prescribe an antidiabetic medication?

Discussion of Answers:

A Incorrect. Explanation: Current literature suggests that early restoration of euglycemia is important in delaying the onset of microvascular complications of diabetes, and this is best achieved by combining antidiabetic medication(s) with lifestyle prescriptions from the moment of diagnosis.

B. Correct. Explanation: According to current literature, early restoration of euglycemia is important in delaying the onset of microvascular complications of diabetes, and this is best achieved by combining antidiabetic medication(s) with lifestyle prescriptions from the moment of diagnosis.