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Theory in Practice Video—The Updated ADA/EASD Consensus Report with Dr Sarah Davies

In the Second in a New Series of Videos, Dr Sarah Davies and Dr Kevin Fernando Discuss the Updated ADA/EASD Consensus Report

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Theory in Practice (TIPs) videos are a new series of interviews in which Dr Kevin Fernando consults healthcare professionals about topical issues in primary care, asking two questions and agreeing two key take-home messages.

Key: ADA=American Diabetes Association; EASD=European Association for the Study of Diabetes; HbA1c=glycated haemoglobin; SGLT-2=sodium–glucose co-transporter-2; GLP-1=glucagon-like peptide-1

In this TIPs video, Dr Kevin Fernando interviews Dr Sarah Davies about the updated ADA/EASD consensus report, asking two questions:

  • there’s a real emphasis on weight management in the update—how will this drive a change in your practice?
  • the update advocates use of early combination therapy for certain patients—is this something you will put into practice?
Useful Resources

The updated ADA/EASD consensus report:

Davies M, Aroda V, Collins B et al. Management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes, 2022. a consensus report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Diabetes Care 2022; 45 (11): 2753–2786.

The DiRECT trial:

Note: At the time of publication (December 2022), some of the drugs discussed in this article did not have UK marketing authorisation for the indications discussed. Prescribers should refer to the individual summaries of product characteristics for further information and recommendations regarding the use of pharmacological therapies. For off-licence use of medicines, the prescriber should follow relevant professional guidance, taking full responsibility for the decision. Informed consent should be obtained and documented. See the General Medical Council’s Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices for further information.

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Keen to Learn More?

Read Dr Roger Henderson's related article on the ADA/EASD Consensus Report.

Key Learning Points: Type 2 Diabetes—ADA/EASD Updates

Dr Roger Henderson provides six key learning points from an updated international consensus report on managing hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes

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