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The numbers don’t lie: Using novel technologies and data to support patient diabetes management

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A majority of patients who visit the pharmacy have diabetes. How many of these patients actually have their diabetes well controlled or even know how to properly monitor their blood glucose? Read more

Your patients with diabetes may suffer from periodontal disease

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Some people call periodontal disease the sixth complication of diabetes after retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease and poor wound healing. Read more

London Drugs’ Rick Siemens is involved in all aspects of advanced pharmacy practice

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When he joined the pharmacy in 1998, Rick Siemens had a vision to transform London Drugs Lethbridge, AB into a patient services-focused practice. Read more

Pharmacists can help their patients with diabetes find the best exercise plan

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As pharmacists we are not trained in the area of exercise physiology or personal training, yet we are on the front lines to face questions from people living with diabetes about the appropriate amount and type of exercise for managing diabetes. Read more

Help your patients with diabetes manage skin disorders

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The skin offers a window to what is happening inside the body, so changes to the skin may signal a more serious health problem, often serving as a marker for underlying internal disease. Read more

5 tips to better diabetes care

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When Rick Siemens from Lethbridge, graduated from the University of Alberta, he quickly realized that many of his patients with diabetes were struggling with their condition. Read more

The 360-approach to diabetes management

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Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. It’s time to take a 360-approach to achieve results. Read more

What about cinnamon, chromium and ginseng for patients with Type 2 diabetes?

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Many people with diabetes choose to use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Read more

OPA Pharmacist of the Year John Girgis focuses on patient services

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John Girgis was recently named Ontario Pharmacists Association's Pharmacist of the Year for his many years of service to the profession. Read more

Diabetes and dyslipidemia – What role do pharmacists play?

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Evidence supports the need to aggressively treat dyslipidemia in patients with diabetes, in order to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read more