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.
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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?
Complete this online case study and receive instant feedback on your responses, compare your approach with your peers and read expert commentary provided by leading Australian GP Dr Roy Rasalam.
By completing this case study you will be able to:
- outline the glucose-lowering medicine options available based on their relative advantages and disadvantages and individual patient characteristics
- assess adherence to medicines and lifestyle modifications and address factors that influence poor adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes
- explain the individualised stepped and progressive treatment approach to type 2 diabetes management
- list and explain the importance of monitoring parameters for patients with type 2 diabetes.