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Flashcards in Diabetic Management Deck (14):
1

How often should you as a veterinarian see stable diabetic patients?

Every 3-6 months

2

How long after initiation of insulin therapy should you see a diabetic patient?

1-2 weeks later

3

With a blood glucose curve, BG should be recorded every ____ hours after insulin administration.

Every 2 hours

4

When performing a blood glucose curve, BG is ideally monitored for ____ hours.

12 hours

5

In an ideal blood glucose curve, what would be the duration of insulin effect?

10-12 hours

6

In an ideal blood glucose curve, what would be the highest BG?

< 300 mg/dL

7

In an ideal blood glucose curve, what would be the average BG?

< 250 mg/dL

8

Fructosamine reflects the mean blood glucose for the past ____ weeks.

2 weeks

9

What is the advantage of using fructosamine to monitor diabetes?

Eliminates confounding effect of stress hyperglycemia

10

True or False: A high fructosamine always suggests poor control over diabetes.

FALSE - the presence of high fructosamine supports poor glycemic control but does NOT help identify the underlying problem.

11

With "good control", what would your fructosamine range be?

350 - 400 umol/L

12

With "moderate control", what would your fructosamine range be?

450 - 550 umol/L

13

With "poor control", what would your fructosamine range be?

> 600 umol/L

14

In patients with insulin doses greater than ____ U/kg, suspect insulin resistance.

> 1.5 U/kg