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E159.7Setting Patients up for Success! (15 Mins)
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Dietary Challenges in Type 2 Diabetes, Part 1:  Improving dietary behaviour is a cornerstone in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, but for many it can be a significant challenge. Unsurprisingly, when people are first diagnosed with diabetes, adherence to dietary recommendations is at an all-time high. But over time, dietary adherence drops off, and research suggests that less than half of people continue with dietary recommendations for diabetes. In this interview we discuss the hurdles to dietary adherence in type 2 diabetes and how to overcome them.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Professor Grant Brinkworth, Director of Research at Diabetes Australia.Professor Grant Brinkworth, Director of Research at Diabetes Australia.
E159.6Novel lifestyle approaches to lowering BP – Small changes, big impacts (25-Mins)
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Tackling Hypertension Head-On – Miniseries, Part 4: We are all aware of the traditional lifestyle recommendations in clinical guidelines, such as changing to a healthy diet, or doing more exercise, losing weight, and so on. We also know that patients often don’t want to increase their medication, but on the other hand find lifestyle changes hard.

So, are there some easy recommendations that we can make to our patients that can actually make a big difference? In this interview we discuss the latest evidence for potassium-enriched salts and fibre in lowering blood pressure.

Hosted by

Prof Alta Schutte

Interviewees

  •  Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director, the George Institute for Global Health, and Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director, the George Institute for Global Health, and Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney,
  • Associate Professor Francine Marques, Associate Professor of Genomics, Monash University in Melbourne.Associate Professor Francine Marques, Associate Professor of Genomics, Monash University in Melbourne.
E159.5Let’s Talk Muscle Health: Who are the 1 in 3 patients in your waiting room? (14 Mins)
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Part 1 of a miniseries covering muscle health: Up to one in three patients sitting in your waiting room may be at risk of a low muscle mass. Low muscle mass is associated with physical impairment or disability, increased risk of falls, hospitalisation, poorer quality of life, and shorter survival. The good news is that early intervention with simple preventative measures such as increased physical activity and oral nutritional supplements can improve patient outcomes. A key challenge for GPs however is identifying patients with low muscle mass who need that intervention.

This is the first interview in a three-part series on muscle loss and opportunities to prevent the progression to frailty. This interview will focus on the red-flag signs of muscle loss that GPs should be on the lookout for.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Associate Professor Solomon Yu, Geriatrician, President of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research, Adelaide.Associate Professor Solomon Yu, Geriatrician, President of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research, Adelaide.
E159.4Angioedema – There may be more going on? (15 mins)
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Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare disabling disorder that is a non-allergic form of angioedema. It is characterized by recurrent episodes of swelling in various parts of the body, including the hands, feet, airways, and face. HAE is associated with a poor quality of life for patients and can lead to depression and anxiety. However, there is good news. There are long-term prophylaxis treatments available that can significantly improve the quality of life for patients with this condition. The challenge for general practitioners (GPs) is that the diagnosis of HAE is often delayed for over 10 years. Therefore, it is critical for GPs to be aware of some key indicators to promptly identify and refer patients for appropriate care.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Prof. Michaela Lucas, Clinical Immunologist/Immunopathologist, Perth, Western AustraliaProf. Michaela Lucas, Clinical Immunologist/Immunopathologist, Perth, Western Australia
E159.3The Impacts of Calcium & Vitamin D Deficiency are Preventable (12 mins)
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Miniseries: Micronutrients during the first 1000 days: Part 3: Both vitamin D and calcium play important roles in the body, but are your patients aware of their significance in supporting rapid growth and development during pregnancy? Unfortunately, both vitamin D and calcium deficiency are common during pregnancy, so it is important to talk to women about this. In fact, up to one-third of pregnant Australian women have insufficient vitamin D levels, and only 2 in 5 pregnant Australian women have been shown to meet the recommended daily calcium intake.

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

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  • Professor Craig Munns, Professor of Paediatrics, Director, The Child Health Research Centre, The University of QueenslandProfessor Craig Munns, Professor of Paediatrics, Director, The Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland
E159.2Hypertension starts and ends with proper measurement (20 mins)
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Tackling Hypertension Head-On – Miniseries, Part 3: More than half of people with hypertension in Australia don’t even know it. The good news is, 87% of Australians visit their GP once a year, so in this interview we discuss how we can obtain accurate blood pressure (BP) measurements to reduce uncertainty and create confidence in treatment decisions. We cover validated protocols, common errors, practicalities of out of office measurements, and the future of BP measurement in clinical practice.

Hosted by

Prof Alta Schutte

Interviewees

  •  Professor George Stergiou, Professor of Medicine and Hypertension, Athens University, Greece, Professor George Stergiou, Professor of Medicine and Hypertension, Athens University, Greece,
  • Professor James Sharman, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, HobartProfessor James Sharman, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart
E159.1LDL Cholesterol; Lower, Earlier, Longer (17 mins)
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Cardiovascular disease has not been solved, and one often neglected risk factor is elevated lipids. There is very clear evidence that a person’s risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including stroke, increases as LDL cholesterol increases. Around 80% of CVD events are preventable to early detection of risk and appropriate treatment. GPs are central to implementing CVD risk assessment and management, as almost 90% of people in Australia do consult GPs in any year. However evidence points to great practice gaps in the management of people with CVD in general practice. Many patients at risk of CVD are flying under the radar and those with CVD are not achieving target levels. In this interview we discuss how to bridge the gap in lipid management.

Hosted by

Dr Anita Sharma

Interviewees

  • A/Prof. Adam Nelson, Interventional and General Cardiologist, The Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, Adelaide, South AustraliaA/Prof. Adam Nelson, Interventional and General Cardiologist, The Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, Adelaide, South Australia
E158.0FULL EDITION 158 (135 minutes)
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This audio file contains all 8 interviews in this edition (135 minutes).

  • Track 1: Menopause miniseries: Part 3, Menopause in the workplace – What’s the real cost? (14 mins)
  • Track 2: Menopause miniseries: Part 4, The three most significant symptoms your patients might need help with (14 mins)
  • Track 3: T2D miniseries: Part 4, National Heart Foundation Guidelines – T2D and a new CVD risk tool (11 mins)
  • Track 4: New developments in diabetes (14 mins)
  • Track 5: Incontinence – What next? Let’s discuss advanced therapies (11 mins)
  • Track 6: Tackling Hypertension Head-On miniseries: Part 1, The newly established National Hypertension Taskforce of Australia – Who, why, and how? (27 mins)
  • Track 7: Tackling Hypertension Head-On miniseries: Part 2, Guidelines – Where are we now and where are we going? (20 mins)
  • Track 8: When to think devices in heart failure (13mins)

To view reference lists or product information please go to the individual interviews.

 

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Dr Ginni Mansberg

Dr Sneha Wadhwani

Prof Alta Schutte

Dr Anita Sharma

Interviewees

  • Grace Molloy, CEO & Co-founder, Menopause Friendly AustraliaGrace Molloy, CEO & Co-founder, Menopause Friendly Australia
  • Dr Linda Dear, Menopause Specialist, Tauranga, New ZealandDr Linda Dear, Menopause Specialist, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Prof. Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart FoundationProf. Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor, National Heart Foundation
  • Dr Gary Deed, GP, Brisbane, & Chair of the RACGP Diabetes Specific Interests CommitteeDr Gary Deed, GP, Brisbane, & Chair of the RACGP Diabetes Specific Interests Committee
  • Dr Amanda Chung, Urologist, SydneyDr Amanda Chung, Urologist, Sydney
  • Prof. Markus Schlaich, Nephrologist & Hypertension Specialist & Co-Chair of the National Hypertension Taskforce of Australia, PerthProf. Markus Schlaich, Nephrologist & Hypertension Specialist & Co-Chair of the National Hypertension Taskforce of Australia, Perth
  • Dr Michael Rakotz, GP and international advisory to Australian Taskforce, Illinois, USADr Michael Rakotz, GP and international advisory to Australian Taskforce, Illinois, USA
  • Natalie Raffoul, Healthcare Programs Manager, National Heart Foundation of AustraliaNatalie Raffoul, Healthcare Programs Manager, National Heart Foundation of Australia
  • Prof. Neil Poulter, Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College LondonProf. Neil Poulter, Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College London
  • A/Prof. Justin Mariani, Cardiologist, Head of Pacing, Alfred Hospital, MelbourneA/Prof. Justin Mariani, Cardiologist, Head of Pacing, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
E158.8New developments in diabetes (14 mins)
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Landmark diabetes trials like the UK PDS have taught us that early and intensive HbA1c control helps reduce the risk of developing complications in type 2 diabetes. However, sustained glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes can be difficult to achieve. Despite the recent advances, there is still a significant gap in optimum type 2 diabetes management, which is evident from the fact that almost 50% of our type 2 diabetes patients are still not at their individualised HbA1c targets, and an even larger proportion are either obese or overweight. In this interview discuss the key clinical insights from the manuscript titled ‘Challenging Clinical Perspectives in Type 2 Diabetes with Tirzepatide, a first-in-class twincretin’ published in Diabetes therapy.

Hosted by

Dr Anita Sharma

Interviewees

  • Dr Gary Deed, GP, Brisbane, & Chair of the RACGP Diabetes Specific Interests Committee.Dr Gary Deed, GP, Brisbane, & Chair of the RACGP Diabetes Specific Interests Committee.
E158.7The 3 most significant symptoms your patients might need help with (14 mins)
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Menopause series: Part 4.  In this interview, we take a deep dive into three of the most significant symptoms your patients might ask you for help with. The Genito-Urinary Syndrome (GSM) of menopause, which we used to refer to as vulvovaginal atrophy, vasomotor symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats, and finally brain fog.

Hosted by

Dr Ginni Mansberg

Interviewees

  • Dr Linda Dear, Menopause Specialist, Tauranga, New Zealand.Dr Linda Dear, Menopause Specialist, Tauranga, New Zealand.

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