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HCP RESOURCES

Managing type 2 diabetes can be challenging and tackling inconsistencies in care is vital to ensuring patients have access to the most effective treatments. This section provides useful resources to help you provide optimal care, and a selection of key clinical papers and guidelines in the reference library.

Diabetic Kidney Disease – Factsheet

Diabetic Kidney Disease - Factsheet

This fact sheet, developed by Trend Diabetes, provides facts and figures about type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease (DKD), with advice on testing and classifying kidney function.

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Looking after your kidneys – Poster

Looking after your kidneys - Poster

Download this poster explaining to patients with type 2 diabetes how they can help to keep their kidneys healthy, and display it in your consulting room or waiting area. Also available as hard copy.

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Looking after your kidneys – Patient information

Looking after your kidneys - Patient information

Download this booklet to offer to your patients with type 2 diabetes to help reinforce your advice to help protect their kidneys.

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PREDICTING THE RATE OF KIDNEY FUNCTION DECLINE

PREDICTING THE RATE OF KIDNEY FUNCTION DECLINE

Urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) testing can help to predict the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with type 2 diabetes. Early identification of those at greater risk provides an opportunity for timely prevention. This document is intended to support conversations about kidney function with patients.

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HINTS AND TIPS GUIDES:

Individualised care is a key component of the management of people type 2 diabetes. Based broadly on the eight care processes reported in the National Diabetes Audit programme, these short guides have been devised to demonstrate the principles involved in carrying out the essential assessments on individuals with type 2 diabetes.

CKD

CKD

Chronic kidney disease is a common comorbidity in people with type 2 diabetes. This document provides information on how to screen, detect and monitor chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes and when to refer to a specialist. Resources for healthcare professionals and suitable materials for use in patient consultations are also provided.

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Blood pressure

Blood pressure

Many people with type 2 diabetes also have hypertension. This document provides details on the definition and classification of hypertension and outlines the process for measuring blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. Guidance on blood pressure targets is provided along with treatment approaches for this population. Useful resources for healthcare professionals and suitable materials for use in patient consultations are also provided.

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Foot checks

Foot checks

Foot checks are important in people with type 2 diabetes in order to ensure early identification of potential problems. This document outlines how to perform a foot examination in people with type 2 diabetes and how to correctly classify a person’s level of risk. Advice is provided on what a patient should be looking for when they regularly check their feet, as well as guidance for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of painful neuropathy.

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HbA1c

HbA1c

Effective control of hyperglycaemia is a key aspect of the management of people with type 2 diabetes. This document provides a summary of what national and international guidelines recommend regarding managing HbA1c and the importance of individualising glycaemic targets.

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Diet and lifestyle play an important role in the management of type 2 diabetes. This document outlines current guidance for discussing the importance of addressing diet and lifestyle changes with your patients. Useful resources for healthcare professionals and for use in patient consultations are also provided.

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Lipids

Lipids

Assessment of lipid levels is important to determine cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes. This document summarises how to determine cardiovascular risk and assess lipid levels. It also discusses approaches to address cardiovascular risk and the importance of ongoing monitoring of lipid levels.

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Date of preparation: September 2020