Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)217
Publish Date09 April 2018
Review Date21 December 2018
Expiry Date09 April 2019
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 include:

  • What medicines are currently recommended in type II diabetes mellitus?
  • How do these medicines work?
  • What are important side effects and contrindications to be aware of?

Target audience

All health professionals caring for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Purpose

To enhance knowledge of diabetes management by reviewing current medicines used in the treatment of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Need

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in Australia 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 of how these medicines work, their side effects, and contraindications is imperative in order to promote positive patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Disclosure

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.

Educator

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Michelle Robins

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.

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)217
Publish Date09 April 2018
Review Date21 December 2018
Expiry Date09 April 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Chronic Illness
Medication Safety
Medications
Diabetes Mellitus
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.8

217 Total Rating(s)

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Wen Johnson
22 Mar 2019

This online learning has helped me understand more about T2DM and the medications for better patient-centered care.

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Debra Diffey
20 Mar 2019

I found this resource very informative. The new medications for T2D is amazing and will be easier for patient to take especially the elderly and needle phobic clients.

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Teresa Kalinowska
20 Mar 2019

Excellent. Flowing. Logical. Clearly explained. Easy to follow, to understand and to remember.

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Alissa Fitzpatrick
20 Mar 2019

Very helpful and clear

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Catharina Malanda Webb
18 Mar 2019

very informative

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Michelle Wylie
16 Mar 2019

Informative

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Lili Sun
13 Mar 2019

This lesson is useful and easy to understand.

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Vicki Chikhalikar
13 Mar 2019

Fantastic resource & excellent presenter!

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Chunling Yang
12 Mar 2019

Good resource and clear explanation.

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Tara Anderson
12 Mar 2019

Very informative, detailed information