Diabetes: time to get serious

Professor Greg Fulcher, former director of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Royal North Shore Hospital, provides an update on type 2 diabetes management.

Discussing the issue with GP, Associate Professor Amanda McBride, Professor Fulcher estimates that 40 to 50% of patients with type 2 diabetes are currently undertreated and are at risk of developing diabetic complications.

An individualised HbA1c target needs to be established for each patient. If this target is not reached,