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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)299
First Published
Updated02 June 2019
Expires02 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 Visit

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.

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)299
First Published
Updated02 June 2019
Expires02 June 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Chronic Illness
Medication Safety
Medications
Diabetes Mellitus
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.8
299 Total Rating(s)
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Leslie Majoros
17 Sep 2019

This is a good explanation as to the different complexities of type 2 diabetes. It explains how there are different medications being used for differing reasons. their benefits as well as their contraindications and side effects. every clinician would benefit from this presentation.

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Michele Selby
15 Sep 2019

This was excellent and showed how you need to keep up-to-date with current medications and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This condition is so common and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. The more knowledge of this disease and treatments the better care we can provide for our patients. In adult wards you look after patients who have type 2 diabetes every day.

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Patience Awosanya
14 Sep 2019

This resource is full of knowledge and the presenter is knowledgeable about the topic.

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Dawa doma
12 Sep 2019

Great lot of knowledge.

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Michael Smith
07 Sep 2019

This topic Covers treatment of type 2 Diabetes. It coves the various medications available and the particular issues they address other than blood glucose

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JIHYE KIM
06 Sep 2019

This was really helpful.

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SHARYN MCKEAHNIE
31 Aug 2019

Excellent presentation

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Liam ghalayini
29 Aug 2019

this course was great

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Trent Wheeler
25 Aug 2019

Very thorough and informative

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Natalie Walter
25 Aug 2019

Excellent up to date resource for all health professionals to view as clear concise learning tool.