4 minutes to Read

Your patient uses gliclazide and insulin but could still benefit from the additional cardiovascular and renal protections of empagliflozin. How would you manage the change in treatment? 

This case study is particularly relevant to prescribers. It originally appeared in the 3 March 2021 issue of New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa and has been republished with permission.

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Penny Clark, Dr Linda Bryant
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
2 minutes to Read

A new study from the University of Auckland examined ethnic variation in the quality use of medicines between Māori and non-Māori older adult populations. Simon Maude from New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa spoke to the study's lead author Joanna Hikaka and investigated the impact of this research. 

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Simon Maude
10 minutes to Read

Inequities exist in all aspects of diabetes care. In this article, Alesha Smith outlines some examples, proposes some actions, and explains where the new medicines fit in. 

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

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Dr Alesha Smith
2 minutes to Read

The call for equity in healthcare is not new but it is louder than it has ever been before. This article shares the experiences of primary care clinicians around the country as they work to improve medicine access equity for patients. This article is part of a course, which is accredited by PSNZ for Group 2 points for pharmacists and endorsed by CNA(NZ) for 1.5 professional development hours for nurses. It is also suitable for professional development for general practitioners.

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Interviews by Michael Botur