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Help your patients with diabetes manage 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

What about cinnamon, chromium and ginseng for patients with Type 2 diabetes?

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Many people with diabetes choose to use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Read more

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

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

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

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

Creating the parent-friendly pharmacy

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Who is your audience as a pharmacist? New mothers in their 40s. Extended families. You may even be prescribing vet meds for your patients' animals. How do you create a parent-friendly pharmacy for all types of parents and families? Read more

Pharmacotherapy for managing painful diabetic neuropathy

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Diabetic neuropathies are a disabling condition and the most common form has been estimated to occur in at least 20% of people with type 1 diabetes after 20 years of disease duration, and 10-15% of newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes, increasing to 50% after. Read more