In Australia, 90% of people with type 2 diabetes live with multiple medical conditions. The management of multimorbidity requires recognition of the limitations of individual disease-focused guidelines. Care needs to focus on the person’s health goals and shared decision making, with regular review of treatment burden and pharmacological management.
- Multimorbidity is usual in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Single disease-focused guidelines contribute to the treatment burden.
- Goal-orientated care involves the identification of patient priorities and health outcomes.
- A Home Medicines Review (MBS Item 900) can be used to optimise prescribing in general practice.