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164175 - Diabetes Management in General Practice: Medication & Behavioural Management for Older Patients

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A evening workshop discussing the management of type 2 diabetes in older patients.

Relevance to General Practice

Diabetes is a national health priority and the fasting growing chronic disease in Australia and carries a significant burden on the individual as well as the healthcare system. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing as a result of rising rates overweight & obesity, lifestyle and dietary changes and an ageing population. Within 20 years the number of people in Australia with type 2 diabetes is estimated to increase from 870,000 in 2014 to more than 2.5 million.The most socially disadvantaged Australians (which includes older Australians) are twice as likely to develop diabetes or be required treatment in primary care for diabetes. If left undiagnosed or poorly managed, type 2 diabetes can lead to further complications such as coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney failure, limb amputations & blindness. The early identification and optimal management of people with type 2 diabetes is therefore critical.

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss the best evidence-based pharmacotherapy practice to manage diabetes in older people including choice, order & combination
  • Outline the strategies which can be implemented to prevent diabetic complications
  • Describe the diabetic decision support resources, community support resources & appropriate referral pathways available
  • Discuss the relationship between pharmacological & lifestyle interventions
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary approaches to diabetes management including behavioural change for optimum management
  • Type
    Delivery
    Title
    164175 - Diabetes Management in General Practice: Medication & Behavioural Management for Older Patients
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    27-Aug-2019
    CPD Points
    2 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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