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Prevention of vascular and metabolic disease
Abnormal blood glucose is a modifiable risk factor for CVD and a diagnosis of diabetes substantially increases a person’s absolute CVD risk score. The Australian type 2 diabetes risk assesment tool (AUSDRISK) is useful in assessing risk of diabetes. Preventive interventions (refer to Table 8.4.3) have been shown to reduce progression to diabetes in patients with impaired fasting glucose.
Patients at high risk should be screened for diabetes every three years from 40 years of age. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should have their risk of diabetes assessed every three years from 18 years of age. Screening should be part of a comprehensive CVD assessment including BP, lipids, smoking, physical activity, diet, overweight and obesity.
The RACGP and Diabetes Australia’s publication General practice management of type 2 diabetes provides guidance for the management of patients diagnosed with T2D.
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Appendix 13A - The 3 Incontinence Questions 3IQ (PDF 0.04 MB)
Appendix 2A - Family history screening questionnaire (PDF 0.03 MB)
Appendix 2B -Dutch Lipid Clinic Network Criteria for making a diagnosis of familial hypercholestrolaemia in adults (PDF 0.04 MB)
Appendix 3A - 'Red-flag' early intervention referral guide (PDF 0.37 MB)
Appendix 8A - Australian cardiovascular disease risk charts (PDF 0.47 MB)
Lifecycle charts (PDF 0.08 MB)
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