Self Test: Test your nursing knowledge
Denise D. Hayes MSN, RN, CRNP

December 2010 
Volume 40  Number 12
Pages 58 - 59
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1. A patient is being treated for hypothyroidism secondary to -anterior pituitary gland dysfunction. Defective levels of which -hormone are primarily involved? a. thyroid-stimulating hormone b. triiodothyronine c. thyrotropin-releasing hormone d. thyroxine2. A patient's hyperglycemia is caused by autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta cells. You should anticipate treatment for which type of diabetes mellitus? a. type 1 b. type 2 c. gestational d. secondary3. A patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. You should anticipate that treatment will be directed at which pathophysiologic mechanisms?(Select all that apply.) a. islet cell autoantibodies b. decreased beta cell responsiveness to plasma glucose levels c. relative insulin deficiency d. cellular resistance to insulin4. A patient's chief complaints -include polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia. Which blood test -result supports the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus? a. fasting plasma glucose (FPG) of 120 mg/dL

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