Chronic Kidney Disease in the Management of people with Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice

Project Details

Rationale for research


General practice plays a key role in the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a common complication of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have shown that screening (using blood and urine tests) and recording (in the patients medical record) of CKD in general practice is sub-optimal. This may have significant implications for safe prescribing of medications, because when kidney function is impaired, different medications or different doses of medicines may need to be used in order to prevent deterioration of kidney function and to avoid adverse medication events.

Objectives

  1. To explore the current screening, prevalence, recording and management of CKD among people with type 2 diabetes;
  2. Explore whether prescribing patterns of medicines that reduce blood glucose levels (antihyperglycaemic medications) and cardiovascular medications in general practice are appropriate and safe for people with T2D who have CKD.

Study Design

Descriptive study

Setting

Australian general practice

Participants

102,000 people with type 2 diabetes attending general practices participating in the NPS Medicine Insight program

When final results will be reported/timeline/are preliminary results available:

Final reporting will be available 2017

Researchers

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Diabetes Research Fellow
Dr Phyllis Lau, Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor John Furler, Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow
Irene Blackberry,Director, John Richards Initiative | Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of General Practice

Collaborators

Associate Professor Simon Bell, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety,  Monash University

Funding

Shepherd Foundation: $61708.75

Research Group

Diabetes and Cardio-Metabolic Conditions


Areas of Excellence

Cardiovascular


Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

General Practice