Our comprehensive guide to the management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, with a focus on optimizing drug therapy.
Welcome to the second edition of RxFiles: Type 2 Diabetes.
A collection of learnings, pearls, and things that may surprise you.
How to screen for T2DM, risk factors for T2DM, diagnosis tree, and an approach to T2DM therapy
A guide to individualizing glycemic targets for your patient.
Guidelines and FAQs for blood pressure, lipids, ACEI/ARB, ASA, and lifestyle change.
Lifestyle change: the best available treatment for type 2 diabetes.
A guide to protecting and preserving the kidneys in diabetes.
A guide to comanaging patients with both diabetes and heart failure.
Key messages for using pharmacotherapy in diabetes.
Metformin: first-line, and the backbone of pharmacotherapy.
The arguments for and against using GLP1 agonists & SGLT2 inhibitors often and early.
Side-by-side comparisons of diabetes pharmacotherapy using a 'traffic light' approach.
Common, less common, rare, and uncertain adverse effects of GLP1 agonists.
Common, less common, rare, and uncertain adverse effects of SGLT2 inhibitors.
Efficacy, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, monitoring parameters, dosing, and cost comparisons of diabetes pharmacotherapy.
Efficacy, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, monitoring parameters, dosing, and cost comparisons of weight loss pharmacotherapy.
Key messages for using insulin in diabetes.
Compares and lists the different disposable and reusable insulin pens.
Side-by-side comparisons of the different BASAL and PRANDIAL insulins available.
How to initiate insulin, injection tips and common mistakes, troubleshooting titration, converting between insulins, using insulin to treat corticosteroid hyperglycemia, and travel tips.
Treating hypoglcyemia, glucagon drug info, and diabetes 'sick day' guidelines.
How to assess and address a patient's risk of hypoglycemia.
Comparison of basal insulins by cost, coverage, convenience, and hypoglycemia.
Guidance on how often patients should self monitor blood glucose, and a comparison of available blood glucose meters.
An overview of the diabetes tools in this book.
A user-friendly approach to helping patients decide which diabetes therapy might be best for them.
Optimizing the choice and use of insulin needles.
Evidence suggests that prescribing physical activity is more powerful than simply talking to patients about it.
A handout guiding patients how to pause, and when to restart, medications that can cause acute kidney injury or other side effects when patients are dehydrated.
An overview of the landmark diabetes trials collected here.
Describes the population studied, intervention, A1c achieved, and macrovascular outcomes of landmark diabetes cardiovascular outcome trials.
Describes the population studied, intervention, A1c achieved, microvascular outcomes, and macrovascular outcomes of landmark glycemic target trials.
Describes the population studied, intervention, efficacy outcomes, and safety outcomes of landmark insulin trials.
Describes the population studied, intervention, and results of landmark lipid, ASA, blood pressure, and diabetes prevention trials.
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