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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)272
Published09 April 2018
Updated02 June 2019
Reviewed02 March 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

Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Michelle Robins
Michelle Robins

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.

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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)272
Published09 April 2018
Updated02 June 2019
Reviewed02 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Chronic Illness
Medication Safety
Medications
Diabetes Mellitus
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4.8

272 Total Rating(s)

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Grace Marie Bradbury
26 Jun 2019

This topic was very interesting and has improved my knowledge about the different medications on treating diabetes mellitus.

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Shuai Ma
26 Jun 2019

Very informative, excellent resource

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Prince Kwasi Wiredu
25 Jun 2019

overall good and professional presentation

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Erica White
24 Jun 2019

Very informative. Thank you

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Po Lam Kelly Kwan
23 Jun 2019

This is a great source for anyone who is interested in managing type 2 diabetes better.

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Nelin Volmer
23 Jun 2019

Very interesting, informative/ successful learning.

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Tracey J Thomson
22 Jun 2019

Excellent update about current medications.

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Mandeep Kaur
19 Jun 2019

This is best plate farm for online learning. Highly recommend it. Thank you Ausmed

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Laura Montgomery
18 Jun 2019

Really enjoyed this! Very clearly set out and provided lots of information

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Anna Carter
18 Jun 2019

Excellent resource. I highly recommend this for any nurse. There was a lot of new information about type 2 diabetes medications I did not know about. The presenter is very good.