Michelle Downie is a General Physician & Endocrinologist who has worked in Southland Hospital for the last 9 years after completing her training in London, Dunedin & Wellington. She is currently the Clinical Director of Medicine in Southland. She is also the current New Zealand Vice President of IMSANZ , as well as serving on a number of RACP committees including AMDEC and the written examination question writing panel.
The Not So New Diabetes Drugs – An update For General Physicians
SGLTS inhibitors and GLP1 agonists have been used in clinical practice around the world for nearly a decade. After a long battle, these drugs were finally approved for use in New Zealand one year ago. This talk will give a brief overview of what General Physicians need to know about the wonders of these drugs, how to access and prescribe them for your patients, and the potential adverse effects you need to watch out for.