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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

Back to school strategies for 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

What are the signs of prediabetes and how can you help your patients?

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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

5 patient tools you need to know about for diabetes management

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

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