MIMS Education

Optimizing Type 2 Diabetes Management in Primary Care

Optimizing Type 2 Diabetes Management in Primary Care

Internal MedicineEndocrinologyFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

New and emerging evidence on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has changed the landscape for the approach to T2DM treatment particularly among those with established cardiovascular disease or with cardiovascular risk factors. Multimorbidity risk management approach is the key and is mainly based on cardiovascular outcome trials.

This e-learning module provides an update and review on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care and lists down the key considerations when treating these patients.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Gain an understanding of the role of primary care physicians in diabetes management
  • Gain insights on the collaborative care needed between primary care doctor and specialists to achieve optimum patient outcomes
  • Learn more on the essential pharmacotherapeutic knowledge needed for the effective management of diabetes patients

Topics covered

  • Management of the patient with T2DM in the primary care setting: The role of the GP/family doctor
    • Epidemiology of diabetes
    • Managing Type 2 DM in primary care
    • Challenges managing diabetes in primary care
    • Strategies to improve diabetes management in primary care
  • Pharmacotherapy for T2DM management: Top 10 things a clinician needs to know
    • Consider baseline glycemia and efficacy of pharmacotherapy
    • Consider individualized glycemic target
    • Consider healthcare resources
    • Consider relevant co-morbid conditions
    • Consider disease pathophysiology
    • Consider side effect profiles
    • Consider cardiovascular risk factors
    • Consider extra-glycemic effects
    • Consider patient profile
    • Consider patient preference

Keywords: type 2 diabetes mellitus, primary care, pharmacotherapy

1 CME Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.