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Get up to speed with recent developments. The module covers the 2015 NICE type 2 diabetes guideline, how to set appropriate HbA1c targets, and a stepwise approach to medication, including the role of newer drugs such as SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists.

After completing this module, you should know:

  • How to adjust HbA1c targets to take account of the patient’s individual circumstances
  • The importance of taking a stepwise approach to escalation of glucose lowering treatments, with timely intensification of therapy for those who fail to meet blood glucose targets
  • The latest evidence on efficacy and safety of the newer agents, including SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists
  • The role of glucose self-monitoring
  • The key practice changing points relating to blood glucose control from the 2015 NICE guideline on type 2 diabetes.

Category Value
Credit type Credit
Registration with provider required Yes
Certificate available Yes
Author(s) Stephen Gough, Archana Dhere
Multi session No
Intended audience(s) General Practitioner, Nurse/Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Student

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