Pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes (2020 update to the Diabetes Canada guidelines)

Recommends medications for type 2 diabetes management based on patient characteristics.


This tool was developed based on the 2020 update to the Diabetes Canada Pharmacologic Glycemic Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Adults guidelines. These guidelines represent the best and up-to-date evidence-based clinical practice data for healthcare professionals.

Treatment regimens for people living with type 2 diabetes should be individualized according to patient characteristics. This tool recommends an approach to antihyperglycemic therapy and selection of pharmaceutical agents.


Lipscombe L, Butalia S, Dasgupta K, Eurich DT, MacCallum L, Shah BR, Simpson S, Senior PA.

Can J Diabetes. 2020;44(7):575-591. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2020.08.001

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