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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)281
Published09 April 2018
Expires02 June 2020
Review Due02 March 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

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 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.

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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)281
Published09 April 2018
Expires02 June 2020
Review Due02 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Chronic Illness
Medication Safety
Medications
Diabetes Mellitus
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4.8

281 Total Rating(s)

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Patricia Helen Sutton
17 Jul 2019

Very well set out, in-depth knowledge that was easy to understand.

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Natsuko Okai
16 Jul 2019

I need to repeat this module in order to gain more confidence.

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Sue Payne
14 Jul 2019

If you have not done any diabetes education for awhile, I would thoroughly recommend this course.. Easy to understand and in-depth at the same.

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Tanika Flynn
09 Jul 2019

Well presented

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Judy scott
06 Jul 2019

Thank you

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04 Jul 2019

This was a clear, concise, evidence based presentation.

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Sandra mingerulli
29 Jun 2019

Excellent resource may need to revise it couple of times to grasp all details more thoroughly

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Bassey Oghenefejiro Mayeneka
28 Jun 2019

Excellent training

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Catherine Terry
28 Jun 2019

This module contained a lot of useful information.

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Grace Marie Bradbury
26 Jun 2019

This topic was very interesting and has improved my knowledge about the different medications on treating diabetes mellitus.