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165554 - How Sweet It Is: A Diabetes Update - Part 2

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An estimated 1.2 million Australians suffer from diabetes, this excludes those who develop gestational diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes is higher in men than women, 7% and 5% respectively, with approximately 1 in 8 Aboriginal people developing diabetes. General practitioners are the initial point of contact for those with diabetes and, along with other primary and allied health professionals, will commonly manage diabetes in collaborative care arrangements.In 2016, 16,400 people with type 2 diabetes, initiated Insulin treatment. Incidence rates for insulin-treated type 2 diabetes were 1.5 times higher in men than women. 91% of insulin treated type 2 diabetes occurred in individuals over the age of 40. 8.9% of women who gave birth in 2014 – 2015 had gestational diabetes, with 1.0% of women having pre-existing diabetes. 

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss the latest in the pharmaceutical management of Diabetes including the use of Insulin Pumps.
  • Identify the physiological issues and management associated with preconception and gestational diabetes
  • Discuss strategies to encourage healthy eating practices among patients with Diabetes
  • Describe the role of exercise in the management of Diabetes
  • Discuss the common eye complication associated with Diabetes and the latest evidence-based management
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    165554 - How Sweet It Is: A Diabetes Update - Part 2
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