01 May 2017

Diabetes Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (DMTAC)


New online learning module now available.

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List of authors:

  • Albert Ting Siong Hung
  • Ching Min Wei
  • Malathi a/p Sriraman @ Jayaraman
  • Navin Kumar a/l Loganadan

This module consists of five chapters on diabetes mellitus, its managements and complications, for the management of a Diabetes Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (DMTAC).

Chapter 1 discusses the prevalence of diabetes in Malaysia and the impact of reducing glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) on complications of diabetes. This chapter describes the DMTAC services and its protocol in Malaysia, including the forms used in documentation of this DMTAC.

Chapter 2 summarises the latest Clinical Practice Guidelines (CGP) 2015 for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This chapter includes algorithms for the management of T2DM in different conditions and the types of patients.

Chapter 3 covers the various classes of oral antidiabetes agents, including the mechanisms of action, formulations and dosages, methods of administration, adverse reactions and contraindications.

Chapter 4 describes the types of insulin available either in government or private health institutions in Malaysia. This guide is meant for all healthcare professionals especially pharmacists involve in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It covers insulin regimens, initiation, optimisation and intensification, which serves as a guide during the DMTAC sessions.

Chapter 5 includes the prevalence of diabetes and its classifications. The classifications of diabetes cover the pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, goals of treatment and complications. Complications of diabetes are described in details.

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