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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)330
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)330
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
330 Total Rating(s)
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Melinda J Chomley
19 Jan 2020

very concise presenter was very clear

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Donna Lee Apelu
17 Jan 2020

A very comprehensive topic covered well. Good diagrammatic explanations of pathophysiology and pharmacological properties of medications. Exciting new developments explained well.

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Lisa Burling
15 Jan 2020

Very informative, great resource and well explained.

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Peter O'Connor
13 Jan 2020

Excellent

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Binu Thomas
05 Jan 2020

Well organized information and presentation

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Shiela Fuerzas Gallego
18 Dec 2019

This learning activity is very useful in my scope of practice in treatment of Type2 DM patients. I will ensure to apply my knowledge in my workplace. I will highly recommend this to my co-workers.

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Gagandeep kour
17 Dec 2019

Excellent

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Gavin david gaylard
14 Dec 2019

good

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Patumarin Ennis
28 Nov 2019

Great topic but very difficult for me to fully understand in a short time.

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Jaimie Collard
26 Nov 2019

Great overview and pros and cons of T2DM medication.