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A prominent endocrinologist has called for a dramatic change in drug treatment standards for type 2 diabetes - metformin, TZDs, and Byetta right from diagnosis. Would you be willing to take three medications if it would improve your control?
Yes, anything for my health.
 
Yes, if it is affordable for me.
 
Yes, but only if the ADA endorses it.
 
No, I'm happy with my current level of control.
 
No, I'm not willing to take an injectable drug (i.e., Byetta).
 
I'm not sure.
 

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