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Weight management for your patients with diabetes

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Since some 80-90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, it’s important to understand which pharmacotherapies exist for weight management. Read more

Meal replacement products and Type 2 diabetes

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The 2013 Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines included the use of meal replacement products for the first time. Now they are seen as a possible useful weight management tool. Read more

Helping your patients manage their diabetes

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

Diabetic nephropathy – how you can help your patients

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The kidneys have millions of blood vessels, and since diabetes is really a ‘disease of the blood vessels’, this means the kidneys are very susceptible to harm. Read more

How can you help your patients with diabetes manage their blood testing?

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Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) has been challenged in terms of its cost effectiveness for people with type 2 diabetes who do not use insulin. Read more

Help your patients with diabetes be foot-sure

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One simple way you can impact the long-term complications of diabetes is to have your patients assume the responsibility to check their feet every day. Read more

Mind your Gs and Qs – can you tell your glycemic index from your glycemic load?

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Glycemic index is a fairly well-known concept for helping people with diabetes to plan their meals. Read more

Problems that are more than skin deep for patients with diabetes

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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

How “FIT” are your patients with diabetes?

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One of the best ways for you to help your patients with diabetes who are using injectable medications is to review their technique periodically to ensure they are getting the best outcome possible. Read more

What’s the best exercise plan for patients with diabetes?

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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