National Prescribing Curriculum

Glycaemic control in long-established diabetes

Provide care for Amy, a patient attending your general practice for a routine checkup of her diabetes.

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About

The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing.

In this module you will provide care for Amy, a patient attending your general practice for a routine checkup of her diabetes.

 

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • outline the role of lifestyle intervention in the ongoing management of diabetes
  • demonstrate an understanding of metformin as monotherapy and in combination therapy
  • understand the actions and side effects of add-on medicines and their place in therapy
  • understand the benefit of initiating therapy with insulin early and describe common barriers to insulin therapy
  • select appropriate insulin therapy and develop a plan to monitor associated adverse effects.
 

Resources

Prescribing Competencies Framework
The Prescribing Competencies Framework describes the competencies that health professionals require to prescribe medicines judiciously, appropriately, safely and effectively in the Australian healthcare system