Diabetes Mellitus (DM2)

B8. Diabetes Mellitus (Type II or “DM2”)
B8.1. Identify patients at risk for DM2 and select an appropriate screening strategy.
B8.2. Diagnose DM2 using current criteria.
B8.3. Discuss with patients the importance of lifestyle in the management of diabetes and the prevention of complications, especially the role of exercise, nutrition and avoidance of tobacco.
B8.4. Propose an initial therapeutic plan for patients with DM2 and identify major drug side effects.
B8.5. Describe recommended targets (glycemic control, lipids, blood pressure) for diabetic patients.
B8.6. Propose a surveillance plan for patients with DM2 including the role of flow sheets and/or electronic records, and identification of end-organ damage.
B8.7. Identify potential complications of DM


Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Card

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Screening for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - an evidence-based update

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Insulin Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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