Endocrinology Clinical Pearls Archive

Metformin XR for diabetes care

Metformin XR for diabetes care

Patients who forget to take Metformin SR twice daily can be switched to Metformin XR with once daily dosing.

Think broadly to diagnose the cause of chronic abdominal pain

Think broadly to diagnose the cause of chronic abdominal pain

When diagnosing the cause of chronic abdominal pain, a more specific history and a broad consideration of causes can help with diagnosis.

Techniques for blood glucose monitoring

Techniques for blood glucose monitoring

Many patients with diabetes develop poor blood-glucose monitoring habits over time. Reviewing technique helps assure the process is painless.

Ease constipation caused by calcium supplements

Ease constipation caused by calcium supplements

Omega-3 supplements can help constipation in postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Use distilled water when taking thyroid medication

Use distilled water when taking thyroid medication

Minerals in tap and bottled water can deactivate some of the hormones in thyroid medication.

Examining the prostate of an obese man

Examining the prostate of an obese man

Excess fat around the gluteal region can make performing digital rectal exams in obese patients difficult. How can this challenge be overcome?

Show—don't tell—when it comes to weight loss

Show—don't tell—when it comes to weight loss

Conversations about weight loss can contribute tremendously to behavioral changes, but tangible examples may be even more effective.

Offer alternatives to the food diary

Offer alternatives to the food diary

Are you doing everything you can to help your patients lose weight? Read this physician assistants' creative tip for helping patients kick those stubborn pounds to the curb.

Remedy for postmenopausal vaginal dryness

A simple solution for patients complaining of vaginal dryness and irritation with intercourse.

More help for vaginal atrophy

Using lower doses of vaginal estrogen cream, customized suppositories may also be effective treatments.

Postmenopausal dryness remedy

Simple solution for patients complaining of vaginal dryness and irritation with intercourse.

How Many Insulin Vials?

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