A Diabetes MedsCheck provides an in-pharmacy review of medications for people with Type 2 Diabetes.
The review focuses on medicines management, monitoring devices, education and self-management. This service is targeted at consumers who are unable to gain timely access to other diabetes education or health services in their community and aims to:
- Optimise the effective use of your medicines through improving understanding of, and compliance with, your diabetes medication therapy;
- Improve your effective use of blood glucose monitoring devices through training and education;
- Improve blood glucose control; and
- Reduce the risk of you developing complications associated with Type 2 Diabetes.
To be eligible for government funding of this service you need to:
- Be a Medicare and/or DVA cardholder;
- Have not received a MedsCheck, Diabetes MedsCheck, Home Medicines Review (HMR) or Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) in the last 12 months;
- Be living at home in a community setting;
- Have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (in the last 12 months)
- Has less than ideally controlled type 2 diabetes; and
- Is unable to gain timely access to existing diabetes education /health services in their community.
If you are not eligible for government funding the cost of a Diabetes Medscheck is $99 (including GST).
Prior to the Diabetes Meds-check Consultation you will need to:
- Check your eligibility for funding by the government
- Make a suitable appointment time with our pharmacist
- Provide informed consent for our pharmacist to provide the service (ie. Sign a consent form)
- Bring all your current medicines (prescription, non-prescription and complementary medicines) and any medication/monitoring devices to the appointment.
During the appointment our pharmacist will sit down with you in a private area and:
- Gather relevant information from you or your carer including:
- A complete the list of your prescription, non-prescription and complementary medicines (Medicines List);
- Verify any allergies you may have; and
- Identify any chronic medical conditions.
- Review and discuss the use of all medicines and medication/monitoring devices, including:
- How well you adhere to your medication regimen
- What information you need to help you better understand and use your medicines
- Provide you with education and guidance on the correct use of your medications and/or monitoring devices;
- Discuss management of chronic condition(s) including lifestyle factors related to medicine use and self-management; and
- Attempt to resolve any medication-related issues that have been identified from the information available.
- Develop a written Action Plan including goals and actions agreed with you and any follow-up with your GP and/or other healthcare provider(s).
Provide you with a copy of a Report that includes a Patient Medication Profile or Medicines List and an Action Plan.
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