Journal article

Prescribing of diabetes medications to people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease: a national cross-sectional study

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Janet K Sluggett, Gary Kilov, John Furler, David O'Neal, Alicia Jenkins

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous studies in general practice and hospital settings have identified that prescribing of non-insulin diabetes medications may be sub-optimal in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and renal impairment. Since these publications, a number of new medications have become available for the management of T2D. Study aims were to, in a cohort of Australians with T2D and renal impairment attending general practice, (1) investigate whether the prescribing of non-insulin diabetes medications is consistent with dosing adjustments recommended within current Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) guidelines; and (2) identify patient socio-demographic and clinical factors associated with at leas..

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