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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles October 2021

October 2021 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

Poll: Diabetes Prevention
Prediabetes is recognized as a serious health condition in the United States. In your opinion, should metformin be prescribed to patients with prediabetes to prevent progression to diabetes mellitus?

Test Your Knowledge on Diabetes: Finger Sticks
In this “Test Your Knowledge” series, Edward Shahady, MD, asks you to advise a patient about his blood glucose level and use of finger sticks.

CKD Outcomes Are Impacted by Weight Fluctuation
                In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of weight fluctuations in patients with chronic kidney disease on risk of cardiovascular-related outcomes and mortality.

Are Statins Safe in Comorbid Lipid Disorders and CKD?
James Matera, DO, from CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey, discusses how lipid disorders impact the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and whether statins are safe for use in patients with comorbid lipid disorders and CKD.

Kim Zuber, PA-C, on Monitoring and Following Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
In this podcast, Kim Zuber, PA-C, explains the current gold standard for monitoring and following patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and what has been done to ensure standardized laboratory monitoring for early CKD. She also presented on this topic at the annual AAPA 2021 meeting.