New Guidelines for GPs to help them manage the type 2 diabetes epidemic

GPs are now better prepared to manage the enormous increase of type 2 diabetes in Australia after the release of the latest edition of the new “General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2016-2018” handbook.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), in conjunction with Diabetes Australia, have launched their revised guidelines designed to support GPs and help them to diagnose and manage diabetes more effectively.

Almost 70 per cent of people with diabetes find peer support helps their diabetes self management and around 25% are accessing peer support online.

A new report shows almost 70 per cent of Australians with diabetes find peer support helps their diabetes self management, improves their wellbeing, and helps them connect to health services.

“Peer support provides people with the opportunity to share knowledge, experience, emotions, ideas and concerns with other people with diabetes,” said Dr. Jessica Browne from the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes.

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