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This Quality Improvement Activity enables you to review the glycaemic management of your type 2 diabetes patients and identify those who may benefit from initiation or intensification of blood glucose lowering medicines.

Good glycaemic control has a clear benefit on microvascular outcomes and if started early enough, on long-term macrovascular outcomes of coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.

This is a Measuring and Improving Outcomes (MIO) activity that meets RNZCGP CPD requirements.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
20 minutes to Read

Māori attitudes to healthcare today are deeply rooted in New Zealand history. In this article, Deborah Bassett-Clarke discusses some reasons why the current model of pharmacy practice does not always meet the needs of Māori and may actually cause health inequities. Understanding these factors is an important first step to improving outcomes for Māori.

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Deborah Bassett-Clarke
11 minutes to Read

Current management of type 2 diabetes includes two new classes of medication, SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists, where clinically indicated. This article was published in the April 2021 edition of Kai Tiaki. It has been edited specifically for our nursing readership from an article that appeared in New Zealand Doctor and Pharmacy Today late in 2020. 

This article is endorsed by the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc.

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Dr Rinki Murphy, Lisa Sparks

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