Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
- Newer pharmacological agents
- Medication side effects
- Insulin considerations
Adherence to glucose-lowering medications is low. A report that examined the medication adherence patterns of patients with type 2 diabetes from 2012–2014 found that only 18% of 4,000 patients adhered to their medication regimens over the entire three-year study.
Physicians must become familiar with all the glucose-lowering medication options in order to prescribe medication regimens that address their patient’s specific needs and that patients will actually follow. When prescribing these medications, physicians should always take a comprehensive approach that includes lifestyle considerations and possible modifications.
Did you know…
- The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 415 million people had diabetes in 2015 (expected to increase to 642 million by 2040)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus accounts for 85–95% of all diabetes cases
- In this course, you will learn about the various types of glucose-lowering pharmacological agents, their side effects, and the considerations that guide the use of each.
Course at a Glance
Target Audience: Physicians
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes
Contributor: Massachusetts General Hospital
Swedish Medical Center, Providence Health & Services
Course development guided by the expertise of
- Dr. Enrico Cagliero, MD
- Dr. Stephanie Eisenstat, MD