162467 - Diabetes GP Education Event
- : Online
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in Australia is increasing, from 1.5% (1989-90) to 4.7% (2014-15). The significant part of management and chronic disease care coordination is performed in primary care. The aim of this activity is to provide an interactive forum for discussion of modern management of T2DM throughout the progress of disease: from the at-risk through to one living with complications.Relevance to General Practice
Lifestyle measures are effective at preventing progression to overt T2DM in at-risk patients to prevent progression to overt T2DM although patient ambivalence must be overcome (1,2). After progression to overt T2DM, there are now more treatment options available than ever before, resulting in increasingly difficult decision making. When micro- and macrovascular complications occur, primary care is increasingly involved in coordinating and rationalising inputs from numerous specialist services. As there will be more presentations at all stages of diabetes, including higher morbidity and aging patients, this workshop will equip community practitioners with ideas and skills for the modern era.
1. N Engl J Med. 2002;346(6):393-403; 2. BMC Fam Pract. 2014;15:97