National Prescribing Curriculum

Type 2 diabetes: intensifying treatment

Provide care for Richard, a patient attending your general practice for a routine follow-up appointment for management of his type 2 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 course you will provide care for Richard, a patient attending your general practice for a routine follow-up appointment for management of his type 2 diabetes.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • establish appropriate treatment goals for a patient with type 2 diabetes
  • evaluate and prescribe a third-line medicine for management of type 2 diabetes
  • recommend appropriate combinations of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options
  • describe an appropriate monitoring regimen for selected glucose-lowering medicines.
 

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