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Metformin: What's new in the changing world of type 2 diabetes?

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1.00 CME PD.

Metformin is an integral part of glycaemic management in T2D, and is recommended as first-line therapy in Australian and international guidelines. This module outlines the person-centred use of metformin in primary care using a case study approach, and explores considerations around the use of pharmacotherapy in T2D patients with renal impairment.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of metformin as a glucose-lowering medication and understand why it is recommended as initial pharmacotherapy for type 2 diabetes (T2D) by major Australian and international guidelines.
  • Describe the clinical benefits of metformin beyond its glucose-lowering effects.
  • Explain latest recommendations around the use of metformin in people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Understand how metformin can be combined with second-line agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients with CKD.

This activity is ADEA endorsed for 1 CPD point. Endorsement ends December 2021.

This activity is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

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Metformin: What's new in the changing world of type 2 diabetes? - Education
Metformin: What's new in the changing world of type 2 diabetes? - Evaluation