Managing Type 2 Diabetes In 2017


Professor Richard J Maclsaac PhD FRACP (Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes) SVHM & University of Melbourne presentation at St Vincent’s GP Symposium 2017 on “Managing type 2 diabetes in 2017”  The ominous octet, older glucose- lowering therapies, medications that target the incertin effect, SGLT-2 inhibitors and current guidelines.


  1. Describe the pathophysiology of the various body organs and cells that can contribute to hyperglycaemia, referred to as the “Ominous Octet”.
  2. Describe the classes of older oral medications for type 2 diabetes, and the advantages and disadvantages of each class.
  3. Describe the mechanism of action, safety and efficacy of new glucose-lowering agents and when to initiate them
  4. Apply knowledge of the Australian Diabetes Society guidelines in choice of appropriate treatment of patients
  • Presenter(s):Professor Richard J Maclsaac
  • Host:St Vincent's Hospital (Public)
  • Duration:57.11min
  • Activity ID:90673
  • QI&CPD Points:2
  • Provider:Lateral Connections

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