General Practice Management of Type 2 Diabetes: 2016–18

Deed, Gary, Ackermann, Evan, Arthur, Ian, Barlow, John, Jagadeesan, Sugantha, Kawol, Dev, Kilov, Gary, Leow, Stephen, Manski-Nankervis, Jo-Anne, Rasalam, Roy, Saleh, Ashraf, Schulz, Rosalie, and Sharma, Anita (2016) General Practice Management of Type 2 Diabetes: 2016–18. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), East Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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[Extract] Diabetes is a national health priority. The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020was released by the Australian Government in November 2013. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing, most likely the result of rising overweight and obesity rates, lifestyle and dietary changes, and an ageing population. Within 20 years, the number of people in Australia with type 2 diabetes may increase from an estimated 870,000 in 2014, to more than 2.5 million.1The most socially disadvantaged Australians are twice as likely to develop diabetes. If left undiagnosed or poorly managed, type 2 diabetes can lead to coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, kidney failure, limb amputations and blindness. The early identification and optimal management of people with type 2 diabetes is therefore critical. General practice has the central role in type 2 diabetes management across the spectrum, from identifying those at risk right through to caring for patients at the end of life. These guidelines give up-to-date, evidence-based information tailored for general practice to support general practitioners (GPs) and their teams in providing high-quality management.1In the development of the 2016–18 edition of General practice management of type 2 diabetes, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has focused on factors relevant to current Australian clinical practice. The RACGP has used the skills and knowledge of your general practice peers who have an interest in diabetes management and are members of the RACGP Specific Interests Diabetes Network. This publication has been produced in accordance with the rules and processes outlined in the RACGP’s conflict of interest (COI) policy. The RACGP’s COI policy is available at www.racgp.org.au/support/policies/organisationalThis edition represents 19 years of a successful relationship between the RACGP and Diabetes Australia. We acknowledge the support of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care, the Medical Education and Scientific Committee of Diabetes Australia, and RACGP staff in the development of these guidelines

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Item Type: Book (Reference)
Keywords: diabetes; management; guidelines
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ISBN: 978-0-86906-454-2
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 04:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 100%
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