Drugs for Glycemic Management of Type 2 Diabetes Interactive Decision Tool

For Health-Care Providers

Complete this tool to help assess appropriate pharmacotherapy for type 2 diabetes based on agent and patient characteristics. This tool is intended for health-care providers in selecting glucose lowering therapies when providing care for adults with type 2 diabetes in ambulatory settings. Insulin is recommended for people with symptomatic hyperglycaemia or with metabolic decompensation.


STEP 1: Tell us about the person you are caring for


<60 60–80 80+


<30 30–45 45–60 >60 I don't know

Urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR):

<2 2–20 >20 I don't know

What medications is this patient currently taking? (check all that apply)

Metformin SU/Meglitinide
Insulin GLP1-RA
TZD Acarbose

Enter A1C test results and/or glycemic target (optional):

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