Diabetes Mellitus (DM2)

  • Identify patients at risk for DM2 and select an appropriate screening strategy.
  • Diagnose DM2 using current criteria.
  • Describe recommended targets (glycemic control, lipids, blood pressure) for diabetic patients.
  • Counsel a patient on the role of lifestyle in the management of diabetes and the prevention of complications.
  • Propose an initial therapeutic plan for patients with DM2 and identify major drug side effects.
  • Propose a surveillance plan for patients with DM2 including the role of flow sheets and/or electronic records, and identification of end-organ damage.

Core Resources

2018 CPG Quick Reference Guide

Canadian Diabetes Association. 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Quick Reference Guide. Updated March 2016. Available at: http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/

Supplemental Resources

Updated DM Patient Care Flow Sheet One Pager 2021_FINAL-es

Diabetes Canada, found at: https://omdeducates.com/updated-diabetes-outpatient-care-flow-sheet/

Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Card

Fauteux J, Yu Y, Keegan DA, Aggarwal SK, Thornton T. Type 2 Diabetes. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2014. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/sharcfm/

Screening for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Jean-Marie Ekoé, Zubin Punthakee, Thomas Ransom, Ally P.H. Prebtani, Ronald Goldenberg, Screening for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Volume 37, Supplement 1, April 2013, Pages S12-S15, ISSN 1499-2671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.01.012.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - an evidence-based update

Ivers N, Jiang M, Alloo J, Singer A, Ngul D, Casey C, and Yu C. Diabetes Canada 2018 clinical practice guidelines. Can Fam Physician 2019;65:14-24

Insulin Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Petznick A. Insulin management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am Fam Physician. 2011;84(2):183-190. doi: d8925 [pii].