Diabetes prescribing at odds with guidelines: study

But experts say it doesn't mean it's inappropriate

Almost 60% of patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe renal impairment have been prescribed drugs at odds with expert guidelines, an Australian general practice study shows.

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Drawing on the NPS MedicineInsight database, researchers from the University of Melbourne reviewed the records of 3500 patients who recorded at least two eGFR results of <60mL/min/1.73m2 and were prescribed a non-insulin diabetes medication over a 30-month period.

They found 58% of those prescribed metformin should have not been on the drug or on a lower dose, according to