Plenary - 5

Wednesday November 28, 2018 from 08:30 to 10:35

Room: Salle de Bal de Montréal

PL-5.2 Very practical tips for managing type 2 diabetes

Jean-François Yale, Canada

Professor of Endocrinology
McGill University


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Newer antihyperglycemic drugs have specific advantages in terms of risk of hypoglycemia, impact on body weight, cardiovascular and renal protection over traditional agents, but are more expensive. Strategies based on the price structure of these medications will be explored to reduce the cost differences between various strategies.

A revised figure helping the adjustment of antiyperglycemic agents to eGFR will be presented. 

The impact of age and functional status on glycemic goals and on the choice of a therapy according to the most recent Diabetes Canada guidelines will be reviewed with case studies.


As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • apply various strategies to reduce the impact of cost when considering antihyperglycemic strategies
  • adjust antihyperglycemic therapies to eGFR
  • decrease antihyperglycemic medications in elderly with type 2 diabetes when appropriate

Recommended Reading Websites

Dr Yale's web site with downloadable tools

Diabetes Canada guidelines

Presentations by Jean-François Yale

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