Managing Type 2 diabetes

Managing Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes

Session Date: Friday 27 March, 2020
Time:  9.00am - 12.00pm
Meals: Morning tea is provided
Advance Booking Required: Yes


  • $250 (if you are also attending the Goodfellow Symposium, starting Saturday)
  • $300 (if you are not attending the Goodfellow Symposium)

This workshop will be run by Dr Steven Miller and Devika Dayal.

Devika will talk about diabetes management in a nurse led clinic.

Steven will revise the basics of managing type 2 diabetes in primary care, underpinned by some basic scientific principles and representative clinical presentations of diabetes.

Topics covered will include:

  •  how to and  when to use metformin, sulfonylureas and pioglitazone
  • where vildagliptin (funded since October 2018) fits in
  •  non-funded oral options such as SGLT2 inhibitors (Dapagliflozin)
  •  prediabetes
  • glucose self-monitoring
  • diabetes complication screening
  •  cardiovascular risk factor management.


Devika Dayal

Devika is the Lead Diabetes Nurse and Nurse Manager at Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa. For many years she has managed patients with diabetes. She now manages all of them and starts insulin when needed. The doctors at Greenstone no longer start insulin as it is all done by Devika. She currently has only  6  patients with an HBA1c over 100 out of 368 patients. This has become the standard for other practices to aspire to. She has developed a lifestyle assessment tool which assists her in this task.

Dr Steven Miller
Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, and General (Internal) Medicine
Steven received a BSc(Hons) Genetics, MBChB with Commendation and PhD for Diabetes Research from the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. After completing a 1 year Fellowship at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and St Vincents Hospital, Sydney he moved to Auckland in 2010. He is based at North Shore Hospital, and in private practice (Waitemata Endocrinology) in Takapuna. Using extensive experience with a broad range of therapeutic approaches Steven is able to help patients with T2DM achieve glycemic targets.

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