New guide shakes up Type 2 diabetes care

Many low-risk patients with diabetes can safely stop self-monitoring their blood glucose levels, according to the latest guidelines on managing type 2 diabetes in general practice.

The updated guidelines, developed by the RACGP and Diabetes Australia, include a raft of changes in recommendations for diagnosing and managing type 2 diabetes, with a focus on patient-centred care, rather than previous strict "standard targets".