This Course reviews the different types of glucose-lowering medicines that are currently used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Correlate the indications for starting, increasing or decreasing a medicine with individual patient characteristics to enhance 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
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Michelle Robins is a credentialled 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.