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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

I’m pregnant, and I have diabetes. Now what?

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It’s not the ‘chicken or the egg’ dilemma but two very different situations. Gestational diabetes, which occurs in 3-20 per cent of pregnant women, is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Read more

Dental hygiene – Talking tooth decay with your patients with diabetes

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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

How are your patients with diabetes handling their weight?

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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

Are meal replacement products good for patients with 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

Cold and flu. What should patients with diabetes do?

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Cold and flu season presents unique challenges to your patients living with diabetes. You’ll need to make specific recommendations to help them prevent and manage their symptoms, and at the same time, you’ll need to make them aware of diabetes management issues for sick days. Read more

The power of diabetes tools in patient management

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Patient education is a key component of pharmacy practice. Read more