The next step in the management of type 2 diabetes - ACRRM

Duration

2 hrs

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

2.0

Accreditation

ACRRM

Expiry Date

2020-08-10

Optimisation of blood glucose management is important for all patients with type 2 diabetes to improve both short-term and long-term health outcomes. General glycaemic targets have therefore been set for newly-diagnosed patients with uncomplicated diabetes at an HbA1c = 7% (53mmol/mol). Despite these guidelines for glycaemic management, however, over 60% of patients are reported as not reaching their glycaemic goals. One Australian study showed less than half of all patients with type 2 diabetes seen in general practice had an HbA1c = 7% (53 mmol/mol) while 25% had an HbA1c > 8% (64mmol/mol).

This activity is approved for 2 Core Point(s).

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Associate Professor Michael d'Emden
MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Royal Brisbane Hospital
Queensland, Australia

Damian Flanagan
MBBS, MWell, DipRACOG
South Coast Medical
Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia

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