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Metformin, Then What?

How to navigate the maze of type 2 diabetes medications.
Duration: 90mins

Are you confident that you are making the best prescribing decisions for your diabetic patients?

The proliferation of new classes of drugs has made management of type 2 diabetes more complex. This webinar will give you the confidence to prescribe new medications (including non-insulin injectables).

Join Dr Peter Silberberg, as he leads this case based discussion about prescribing non-insulin based therapies for type 2 diabetes, together with Dr Chelsea McMahon (Endocinologist) and Dr Jenni Parsons (General Practitioner).

The panel will explore prescribing dual and triple therapies as well as how to engage patients in decision making, safety netting for adverse outcomes, up to date evidence and PBS criteria.

You will have the opportunity to participate in live discussion with the presenter during this interactive event.

CPD Points

RACGP & ACRRM points pending.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prescribe first line medication for type 2 diabetes.
  • Prescribe second and third line medications beyond metformin.
  • Explain medication to patients to avoid side effects.
  • Institute appropriate safety netting to prevent serious adverse outcomes.
  • Use resources to assist in making patient directed decisions on appropriate prescribing.

Course Instructors

Dr Peter Silberberg
Dr Peter Silberberg General Practitioner

Peter is a GP who trained in the Northern Territory before moving to the North Coast of NSW in 2009. He currently works as a GP in a small coastal town and also an Aboriginal Medical Service. He has over 14 years experience in medical education, whether it be medical students, GP registrars or colleagues. Peter strives for engaging, transformative and enjoyable learning experiences and is a passionate educator.

Dr Chelsea McMahon
Dr Chelsea McMahon Endocrinologist

Dr Chelsea McMahon is an internationally published Endocrinologist who works in Lismore in Northern NSW. She has a commitment to providing a personalised evidenced based approach for patients with diabetes, and other complex endocrine diseases.

Dr Jenni Parsons
Dr Jenni Parsons General Practitioner

Jenni is an experienced GP who has worked in rural areas of Victoria and also as a locum GP in remote parts of Australia over the last decade. She worked for 10 years as the medical editor of Australian Family Physician (now Australian Journal of General Practice) and has over 20 years experience in Medical Education including teaching and supervising medical students and GP registrars, curriculum development with MCCC GP education and peer education. She has interests in mental health and in clinician health and wellbeing.

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Estimated Time: 90 mins

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