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90673 - Managing type 2 diabetes in 2017

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This presentation provides an update on the management of diabetes in 2017, including new treatments and clinical guidelines.

Relevance to General Practice

General practice has the central role in type 2 diabetes management across the spectrum, from identifying those at risk right through to caring for patients at the end of life (http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/diabetes). Prevalence of diabetes in Australia in 2014-15 was 1.2 million people, with this expected to continue to rise. (ABS 2014-2015). GPs require access to CPD activities that provide current evidence based information to ensure high quality management of diabetes. This activity will provide knowledge of evidence based guidelines and treatment options.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the pathophysiology of the various body organs and cells that can contribute to hyperglycaemia, referred to as the "Ominous Octet".
  • Describe the classes of older oral medications for type 2 diabetes, and the advantages and disadvantages of each class.
  • Describe the mechanism of action, safety and efficacy of new glucose-lowering agents and when to initiate them
  • Apply knowledge of the Australian Diabetes Society guidelines in choice of appropriate treatment of patients.
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    90673 - Managing type 2 diabetes in 2017
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