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Clinical Pearl Wednesday #63

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Have a diabetic patient? Are you considering putting them on a sulfonylurea?

Remember, sulfonylureas suppress glucose product, but they do not suppress insulin production. What can this cause? Hypoglycemia.

For this reason, when you are considering putting your patient on a sulfonylurea, you need to inquire about their eating habits. If they do not eat regularly, then they are not an appropriate patient for this drug class. The risk of hypoglycemia is going to be to high. So, consider a different diabetic drug instead!

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