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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)316
First Published
Updated02 June 2019
Expires 02 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course reviews the different types of glucose-lowering medicines that are currently used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Topics
  • What are the different types of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus?
  • How is the decision to start a medication made?
  • How do these medicines work and what are their side effects?
  • When might these medications be contraindicated?
Need

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in Australia (85–90%) and its incidence is increasing worldwide, with more and more younger people now becoming affected. Whilst some of the management of this chronic disease may be initially possible through changes to lifestyle, treatment with medication is usually required.

Health professionals need to remain up-to-date regarding the types of medications prescribed for this disease, as these types of medications are constantly changing. Understanding how these medicines work, their side effects, and contraindications is imperative for promoting positive patient outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge of diabetes management by reviewing current medicines used in the treatment of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Learning Outcomes
  • Correlate the indications for starting, increasing or decreasing a medicine with individual patient characteristics to enhance the individuality of treatment.
  • Differentiate between each class of non-insulin, glucose-lowering medication to select the most appropriate treatment for patients.
  • Identify the contraindications and potential adverse reactions of each class of medications in order to prevent adverse patient outcomes.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who care for individuals with type 2 diabetes who require insulin.

Disclosure

The presenter discloses that within the past 12 months she has participated on advisory boards in reviewing education material and providing presentations. This learning activity has been evaluated prior to and during production to ensure the integrity of this content is not in any way biased. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins is a credentialed diabetes educator with 23 years of experience in many aspects of diabetes care and education. She is currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner by Northern Health. Her past employment, as a diabetes educator, has included major tertiary hospital settings – including St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Melbourne Division of General Practice, Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service, and, in Queensland, Logan/Beaudesert Health Service. Michelle has served on more than 40 diabetes-related committees, written book chapters, and is consistently highly evaluated in her teaching role. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)316
First Published
Updated02 June 2019
Expires 02 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Chronic Illness
Medication Safety
Medications
Diabetes Mellitus
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.8
316 Total Rating(s)
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Jia Win Goh
17 Nov 2019

Good

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Rebecca Noble
13 Nov 2019

Very informative engaging coarse that I highly recommend undertaking!

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Kirsty Offord
09 Nov 2019

Good information

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Linda Martin
07 Nov 2019

The presenter clearly knew her topic & presented it in a manner that was easy to understand & relevant.

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Dorothy Fuge
07 Nov 2019

This resource gave a better understanding of the medication used to treat Diabetes Melitis T 2. and the side effects of each and which are better used in conjunction with other clinical conditions and also with the elderly. After completing the resource you can now explain to pt's how their medication works for them,

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Jim Bua
07 Nov 2019

Great online course. Lots of new knowledge gained and reinforced what I already knew.

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Samandeep Ahluwalia
06 Nov 2019

Interesting.

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Jennifer Hudson
02 Nov 2019

This was an excellent learning experience and well explained. I did notice one or two spelling errors/ typing errors though.

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Denise Horne
02 Nov 2019

Excellent lecture and review questions and information was exciting to know that there are so many options available to the patient.

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Tara Kearns-gourlay
24 Oct 2019

One of the best modules ive done.