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Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice
Last revised: 17 Sep 2020
The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general
nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Diabetes Australia gratefully acknowledge the following contributors.
Acronyms and initialisms used throughout the guide
The RACGP is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners (GPs), representing more than 41,000 members working in or towards a career in general practice.
Diabetes Australia is the national body for all people with diabetes and those at risk. We are committed to reducing the impact of diabetes.
This updated edition of Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice (Diabetes Handbook) contains new sections
The definitions of the levels of evidence and grades of recommendation in this handbook are provided here. Refer to ‘How to use this handbook’ for further explanation of how to use these recommendations.
Summary of recommendations
Type 2 diabetes: Goals for optimum management (PDF 0.04 MB)
Australian type 2 diabetes management algorithm - updated August 2022 (PDF 1.46 MB)
Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice - Clinical summary (PDF 0.24 MB)
Diabetes management during the coronavirus pandemic (PDF 1.53 MB)
Diabetes management during Ramadan (PDF 1.83 MB)
Emergency management of hyperglycaemia in primary care (PDF 1.44 MB)
Type 2 diabetes sick day management plan - template (DOCX 0.07 MB)