• Course

8 hours

GPs

Unit 3: Pharmacological management of diabetes

Upon completion of this course, you should know more about:

  • The time-course of the development and further refinement of therapy with insulin
  • The conventional oral antidiabetic drugs and mode of action
  • The various members within each class of drugs, their dosage schedule, clinical benefits, disadvantages, and precautions
  • The newer antidiabetic agents, their mechanism of action and adverse effect profile, and their place in current treatment algorithm
  • How to initiate, titrate, and optimize insulin therapy
  • How to use Insulin in combination with oral antidiabetic agents
  • The short term and long term goals in the management of patients with diabetes
  • The therapeutic targets in terms of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid levels
  • The principles that governs anti-hypertensive, lipid lowering, and aspirin therapy
  • The benefits of an individualized patient-centric approach to the management of diabetes
  • The process of drug selection based on patient profile and presence of comorbid conditions.

Release date

27 Apr 2016