W1 DP.docx - What are your treatment goals for John The most important treatment goal for John is for him to obtain a healthier lifestyle If John were

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What are your treatment goals for John? The most important treatment goal for John is for him to obtain a healthier lifestyle. If John were to eat healthier, exercise, and lose weight, he would improve his blood sugar, A1C, and choles- terol levels. It is important to make sure that John understands the seriousness of these diag- noses. I would provide education about diabetes and how to check his blood sugar at home and I would refer him to a diabetes educator. John should aim for normal blood glucose levels (<140), decreased HgbA1c, he should aim for an increase in HDL, a decrease in LDL and triglycerides. What is your pharmacologic plan and rationale? (cite with appropriate clinical practice guidelines or scholarly, peer-reviewed journals) American College of Physicians' clinical practice guidelines, I will prescribe John metformin, a biguanide, to help control his blood glucose levels (Qaseem et al., 2017). I would start him on 500 mg PO twice daily, then after two weeks, I would titrate to 850 mg PO twice daily (Pre- scribers Digital Reference, n.d.)Click and drag to move.

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