Clinical case study
Type 2 diabetes: intensifying treatment
Two different patients with type 2 diabetes. How would you manage their diabetes care? A free case study from NPS MedicineWise.
This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020–2022 triennium (activity: 191588)
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Two different patients with type 2 diabetes. How would you manage their diabetes care?
Deepa is a 49-year-old accountant with a history of gestational diabetes. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3 months ago.
Barry is 55 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 5 years ago. He has been taking metformin for the last 3 years, though his lifestyle modifications have been inconsistent.
How would you assess and manage these patients? What patient factors would you consider? What questions would you ask these patients to assess their adherence to medicines? What types of ongoing monitoring would you recommend?
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