Andrea Penman set up Home Guard Doctors NZ to help non-practising doctors do their bit in the COVID-19 outbreak. She is pictured here with husband Phil, mother Beverley and children Daniel (9), Being a doctor is Charlotte (3), William (10) and Alice (6)
More than 200 doctors and medical students have pledged their support to a new initiative to help New Zealand cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your patient with type 2 diabetes is not reaching HbA1c target after lifestyle changes and treatment with metformin. So what next? Dr Rick Cutfield takes an expert look at the second-line treatment options available in New Zealand, including newly funded DPP-4 inhibitor vildagliptin.