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Diabetes Mellitus

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

a. An obesity prevalence that has plateaued

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

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

d. All of the above

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

a. 0.5%

b. 4%

c. 9%

d. 14%

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

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.

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

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

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

d. None of the above

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

a. R diabetes

b. H diabetes

c. RF diabetes

d. A2 gestational diabetes

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

a. 105 mg/dL

b. 116 mg/dL

c. 126 mg/dL

d. 140 mg/dL

Which of the following is a risk factor in pregnant women for impaired carbohydrate metabolism?


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