- Consider the long-term effects of hyperglycemia as seen in poorly controlled diabetes.Consider the factors that lead to good or poor compliance in regimens designed to decrease hyperglycemia and improve health outcomes in diabetics. Review this article and identify the key factors that can interfere with compliance.
- Assisted reproductive technology (ART) continues to make advances that increase the odds that infertile couples can achieve their dream of children. Identify persistent ethical issues found in this branch of endocrinology, in spite of the benefit it brings to its patients (hint: donor egg or donor sperm, surrogacy, number of embryos transferred and subsequent higher risk pregnancies, genetic screening). Explain your ideas thoroughly and provide examples.
This web page from the CDC offers several resources on Assisted Reproductive Technology.