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Diabetes Mellitus

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The number of Americans with diabetes is increasing, in part, because of which of the following?

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a. An obesity prevalence that has plateaued

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b. An aging population that is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

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c. Decreased populations within minority groups, who are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes

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d. All of the above

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In 2006 in the United States, the rate of diabetes during pregnancy approximated which of the following?

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a. 0.5%

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b. 4%

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c. 9%

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d. 14%

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The graphic below concerning the age-specific incidence of gestational diabetes suggests which of the following?

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Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Diabetes mellitus. In Williams Obstetrics, 24th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2014, Figure 57-1.

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a. The greatest increase in incidence was in the group of women ≥ 35 years.

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b. For all maternal age groups, the incidence of gestational diabetes has increased since 1989.

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c. The decreases seen in the group of women younger than 25 years may be explained by improved dietary intake.

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d. None of the above

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A 27-year-old woman with proliferative retinopathy would have what diagnosis by the White classification?

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a. R diabetes

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b. H diabetes

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c. RF diabetes

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d. A2 gestational diabetes

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What fasting plasma glucose level is used as the threshold to diagnose overt diabetes?

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a. 105 mg/dL

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b. 116 mg/dL

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c. 126 mg/dL

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d. 140 mg/dL

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Which of the following is a risk factor in pregnant women for ...

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