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.
- Discuss the positive effect of early glycaemic control on patient outcomes in diabetes
- Identify the causes of therapeutic inertia in diabetes management
- Rationalise the phases and characteristics of insulin inertia, including initiation, titration and intensification
- 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
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units