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A 55-year-old man presents to the physician, because he has noticed a significant increase in nighttime urination over the last month. He has also noticed that he is constantly thirsty and has been drinking much more than usual. Physical examination reveals mildly decreased pinprick sensation in the lower extremities. The remainder of the physical examination is within normal limits. Laboratory investigation reveals a fasting blood glucose of 245 mg/dL. A second fasting blood glucose is 211 mg/dL. Insulin therapy is started and the importance of tight glycemic control is emphasized. Treatment with insulin represents what type of preventive strategy?
A. Primary prevention
B. Primordial prevention
C. Quaternary prevention
D. Secondary prevention
E. Tertiary prevention
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E. Tertiary prevention.
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I'll go for 2ry prevention
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tertiary prevention
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I say tertiary too.
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think its tertiary too.....
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It is tertiary...
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tertiary because disease is already present when giving insulin.

had the disease be in sub-clinical phase, then its secondary prevention.

whats the answer by the way?
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