Endocrinology Quiz #9: Insulin

1. A 24-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus accidentally administers a higher dose of insulin than prescribed. She soon feels palpitations, tremors, and sweating. Which of the following counter-regulatory hormones is most likely to be elevated in response to her symptoms? 

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2. A 58-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus is prescribed a medication that increases insulin sensitivity. Which of the following outcomes is most directly achieved by this mechanism of action? 

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3. A 40-year-old man with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus begins therapy with a medication that increases insulin release from the pancreas. Which of the following drugs is he most likely taking? 

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4. A 50-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus is being treated with a medication that delays glucose absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Which of the following adverse effects is she most likely to experience? 

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5. A patient with diabetes mellitus is noted to have a fasting blood glucose level of 130 mg/dL and a hemoglobin A1c of 7.5%. The patient's current treatment regimen includes diet and exercise. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in managing this patient's diabetes? 

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