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5 tips to offer your patients the best 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

Do you have patients showing signs of prediabetes?

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Approximately 25% of Canadian adults have prediabetes (meaning almost one in four adults who come in to your pharmacy!), and approximately half of these individuals will develop diabetes. Read more

Help your patients with diabetes understand their skin problems

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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

Take special care with kids returning to school and managing Type 1 diabetes

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Many pharmacists need to interact with parents of children living with type 1 diabetes who require support at school. Read more

New frontiers – The emerging role of the pharmacist in remission of Type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases

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The Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition[i] (IPTN) defines Therapeutic Nutrition as an individually tailored nutritional intervention designed to manage or reverse patient specific metabolic dysfunctions, medical conditions or their associated symptoms. Read more

How do you help patients with Type 2 diabetes not on insulin?

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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

5 diabetes tools to help your patients manage their diet

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Patient education is a key component of pharmacy practice. Pharmacists are not only expected to provide information on medications, but increasingly asked more detailed information on the disease and its overall management. Read more

How to help your patients with diabetes achieve better health outcomes

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Statistics show that 1 in 3 Canadians suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes. Astonishingly less than 50% of Canadians can identify the early signs of diabetes which can result in disease progression and complex disease state management. Read more

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