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Activity description

167182 - ThinkGP - Diabetes treatment trials and tribulations: Overcoming therapeutic inertia

Reed Exhibitions Australia Pty Ltd (T/A Reed Medical Education)

How can we encourage our patients to reach and maintain optimal glycaemic control? Often we need to rationalise what’s not working to be able to choose solutions that will work.

Join this lively, interactive webinar, led by distinguished international and national experts and learn evidence-based solutions for diabetes therapeutic inertia to help you and your patients overcome this tricky issue!

Relevance to General Practice

Diabetes has been declared a national health priority in Australia, and the number of deaths and hospitalisations continued to increase. It is estimated that within 20 years, the number of Australians with T2D will increase from an estimated 870,000 in 2014, to more than 2.5 million. Due to the risk of complications and comorbidities associated with untreated diabetes, it is important for GPs to be up to date with the latest management recommendations, identify diabetes at an early stage and manage their condition appropriately to minimise the personal and societal costs of this disease.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss the positive effect of early glycaemic control on patient outcomes in diabetes
  2. Identify the causes of therapeutic inertia in diabetes management
  3. Rationalise the phases and characteristics of insulin inertia, including initiation, titration and intensification
  4. Apply practical, evidence-based strategies to overcome therapeutic inertia in the Australian primary practice setting

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Rational options for investigations are offered

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health

Activity sponsor

Novo Nordisk

Session summary


Wednesday 23 October 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

ThinkGP Team
T: 1800571960