Management of type 2 diabetes: a handbook for general practice

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, (2020) Management of type 2 diabetes: a handbook for general practice. RACGP, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Diabetes is a national health priority. The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020 was released by the Australian Government in November 2015.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.The most socially disadvantaged Australians are twice as likely to develop diabetes.

The early identification and optimal management of people with type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney failure, limb amputations and vision loss that is associated with type 2 diabetes. General practice has the central healthcare provider role in managing type 2 diabetes, 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.

Item ID: 64193
Item Type: Book (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-86906-577-8
Keywords: diabetes; type 2 diabetes; management; guidelines
Copyright Information: © The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Diabetes Australia 2020
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Clinical editor: Dr Gary Deed, Chair, RACGP Specific Interests Diabetes Network.

Diabetes Handbook Expert Advisory Group: Dr Evan Ackermann, Dr Nicholas Forgione, Professor Mark Harris, Associate Professor Gary Kilov, Associate Professor Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Ms Michelle Robins.

Diabetes Handbook Writing Group: Dr Ian Arthur, Dr John Barlow, Dr Sugantha Jagadeesan, Dr Dev Kawol, Dr Roy Rasalam, Dr Ash Saleh, Dr Anita Sharma.

Diabetes Australia: Professor Sophia Zoungas, Professor Greg Johnson.

Australian Diabetes Society: Professor Sophia Zoungas.

Reviewers: Dietitians Association of Australia, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Australian Diabetes Educators Association, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care, Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes.

Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 06:13
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 20%
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