Treating Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Updated 27 Jun 2024 Certificate ANCC Accredited

Review and update your knowledge with this Ausmed Course on the different types of glucose-lowering medicines that are currently used in the best-practice treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Content

8 Video Units • 14 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
2m
Pretest
2 Questions
The Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes
2 Questions
4m
Oral Glucose Lowering Agents I
2 Questions
9m
Oral Glucose Lowering Agents II
3 Questions
9m
Injectable Glucose Lowering Agents: Non-Insulin
1 Question
6m
Insulin Therapy I: Profiles and Selection
1 Question
11m
Insulin Therapy II: Considerations and Injection Technique
1 Question
5m
Conclusion
1m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Understand the relationship between the indications for starting, increasing or decreasing glucose-lowering medicines with individual patient characteristics for people with diabetes.

2

Differentiate between each class of glucose-lowering medication to ensure the most appropriate treatment has been provided to patients.

3

Identify potential side effects, safety information and contraindications for each class of medications in order to prevent adverse patient outcomes.

Who it's for:

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

Why it's needed:

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.

Healthcare 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 Ausmed Course is to provide new and update existing knowledge of diabetes management and treatment options for type 2 diabetes mellitus with medicines.

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Last updated27 Jun 2024

Published18 Mar 2022

Due for review30 Jul 2024
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