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.
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.
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.