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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

Are non-insulin meds useful for Type 1 diabetes?

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People with type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin and therefore treatment has primarily focused on replacing insulin via injectable therapy. Read more

Using 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

Type 2 diabetes? What meal replacement products are useful?

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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

Pregnancy and diabetes. Help your patients manage changes.

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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

Pharmacist John Girgis – smoking cessation and other patient services

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John Girgis enjoys clinical care and appreciates technology. Both interests have led him to new opportunities in the four pharmacies he owns in the Greater Toronto Area, one in a retirement home and three in medical clinics (including Apple Hills Medical Centre in Mississauga). The four locations are served by a total of 20 employees. 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

Periodontal disease in 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

For patients with diabetes, colds and flu present challenges

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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

Helping your patients with diabetes and 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