Non-insulin therapies in adults with T2D

Estimated Duration: 
1 hour

Type 2 diabetes (mate huka) currently affects almost 300,000 people in Aotearoa, while approximately 900,000 have prediabetes. Substantial inequities exist with Māori, Pacific and South-Asian people bearing both the highest burden of disease and the poorest health outcomes.

With effective management, the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes can largely be prevented. Individualised management using a variety of treatments, including lifestyle modifications and the timely introduction and intensification of oral and injectable therapies, ensures optimal outcomes.

Following completion of this short course, you will:

  • Review diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and individualised glycaemic targets.
  • Understand non-pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Develop knowledge of the non-insulin pharmacological therapies for type 2 diabetes, focusing on the SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 agonists.

Note that this module covers non-insulin management of type 2 diabetes for adults.

The use of insulin, assessment and management of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, and the management of prediabetes, are outside the module's scope.


Once you have completed this short course and quiz, please click 'submit', where you can print your certificate for 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour.

This course has been endorsed by The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) for up to 1CME credit for their General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes, and the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) for PD hours.


Content created in 2021 by Dr Vicki Mount, MBChB FRNZGP DipPaeds MPH, with expert review by Dr Ryan Paul (BHB, MBChB, FRACP, PhD). 


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