Pharmacy Diabetes

Biguanides Quiz

1. Metformin is one of the diabetes medications that can cause a hypoglycaemic event (a blood glucose level under 4mmol/L that should be treated with refined sugar).

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2. Consideration should be given for ceasing metformin temporarily in the following:

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3. Mrs Smith has been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and recently started on metformin XR 1000mg two tablets daily. As the pharmacist you have time to interact and give her some advice. Which best describes the scenario that is most likely to help Mrs Smith in this situation?

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4. Mr Jones has been on metformin 500mg three times a day with food for approximately 5 years. Lately he has started to notice every time he eats out, he has an upset stomach the next day. He has come to you to ask your advice. How do you best address this enquiry?

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Metformin is one of the medicines that is often still prescribed when insulin is commenced to keep the dose of insulin as low as possible.

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The following are true about metformin tablets

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Mr Crane has been a loyal customer of your pharmacy for many years. He was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes many years ago and explains he used to regularly monitor his glucose levels when first diagnosed, however his levels never seemed to change that much and so he stopped monitoring. He now relies “on the level the GP measures every three months”. Lately he has been feeling run down, sleeping more, feeling hungrier and feels he has lost some weight without intending to. He has also developed sores on his legs that will not heal. Given your knowledge about Mr Crane and his diabetes what would the most appropriate step be for Mr Crane?

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The treatment for all types of diabetes is healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and, if appropriate medication.

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