The pharmacology of non-insulin medications in type 2 diabetes
CPD Hours / Duration
1.5 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

The pharmacology of non-insulin medications in type 2 diabetes

Presenter Donna Itzstein BPharm MPS AACPA CDE, Pharmacist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator - Diabetes Queensland

Donna studied Pharmacy at the University of Queensland and has been a community Pharmacist for over 30 years. She attended further study to become accredited to perform medication reviews with the Australian Consultant Pharmacist Association (AACPA).

In her work as a Pharmacist, a significant portion of her clients live with diabetes. This motivated her to study diabetes education at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast and graduate in 2016.

Donna has been working with Diabetes Queensland for the past 3 years where she applied and received credentialing as a diabetes educator (CDE). She believes when people are educated about how to live well with diabetes they are enabled to improve their quality of life.

“Talking with people living with diabetes and those who care for them is my work motivation”. 

Course Content

This webinar will provide an overview of the mechanisms of blood glucose-lowering medication. We will discuss the use, contraindications, adverse effects and precautions for each class of hypoglycaemic agent. We will also describe strategies to help people take their medication as prescribed.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of non-insulin hypoglycaemic agents
  • Recognise the adverse effects of each class of agent
  • Understand the reasons why treatment for type 2 diabetes is necessary
  • Explore the reasons clients may not persist with their medications