Treating High Blood Glucose

Case Study

Larry is a 68-year-old obese man who has had type 2 diabetes for 3 years. His blood pressure is 132/83 mmHg and his physical exam is otherwise normal. He is currently on the following meds:

  • metformin 500mg
  • glyburide 5mg
  • atorvastatin 10mg
  • ramipril 2.5mg
  • 2 tablets twice daily
  • 2 tablets twice daily
  • 1 tablet daily
  • 1 capsule daily

Larry’s blood and urine results are as follows:

  • A1C
  • ACR
  • eGFR
  • 7.9%
  • 2.2 mg/mmol
  • 65 mL/min/1.73m2

Question 1: Which one of the following is NOT a risk factor for nephropathy?

A.  Poor glycemic control
B.  Hypertension
C.  Male gender
D.  Cigarette smoking
E.  Age > 40 years
F.  Obesity
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