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Diabetes drugs and renal impairment: Updated GPnotebook Shortcuts

Optimising glycaemic control is an important aspect of managing chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes; however, dose adjustments may be required to prevent adverse effects in renally impaired individuals. Moreover, certain diabetes drugs have now been approved for the treatment of renal disease and/or heart failure in people with or without type 2 diabetes. Kevin Fernando’s previous GPnotebook Shortcut summarising the indications and dosing recommendations of diabetes drugs in people with diabetes and renal impairment has now (October 2021) been updated. Owing to increasing complexity in the licensing and indications, the Shortcut has now been divided into two resources, to reflect glycaemic and non-glycaemic indications.


GPnotebook Shortcuts

GPnotebook Shortcuts are a series of easily digestible, bite-sized resources to help clinicians manage their patients in primary care. A full list of Shortcuts can be found here.

GPnotebook Education

GPnotebook Education is an independent educational resource which has been created with primary care professionals in mind and mirrors the daily work in primary care, using multiple patient case studies to cover latest clinical guidance, research and hot topics.

All GPnotebook Education courses provide unbiased, independent content, prepared and presented by fellow healthcare professionals. Visit to learn more.

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