Diabetes Specialists Auburndale FL

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Veterinary Healthcare Associates
(863) 324-3340
3025 Dundee Rd
Winter Haven, FL

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Unique Chiropractic
(863) 248-4355
2614 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL

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Munday Chiropractic Clinic, Northside
(863) 853-3000
6645 N Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL

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Clermont Animal Hospital South
(863) 424-9390
118 Polo Park Blvd E
Davenport , FL

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Stathis Pantouris
(863) 292-4382
134 Ariana Ave
Auburndale, FL
General Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Munday Chiropractic Clinic, Southside
(863) 646-0243
203 Doris Dr
Lakeland, FL

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The Injury Docs
(863) 638-5882
SR 27
Haines City, FL

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Privileged Critters Animal Hospital, Inc.
(863) 521-1360
1004 W Main St
Lakeland, FL

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Four Corners Rehab & Wellness
(863) 638-5907
39857 US Highway 27
Davenport, FL

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Billy Sana Kong
(863) 965-5400
1805 Hobbs Rd
Auburndale, FL
General Practice, Family Practice

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Diabetes is Growing Field of Treatment for Pharmacists

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As more and more pharmacists become consultants on diseases, learning about diabetes is crucial, says University of Texas at Austin pharmacy faculty member.

Twenty one million Americans have diabetes and approximately six million are unaware that they have the disease. Debra Lopez, a faculty member in The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and expert in the treatment of diabetes, teaches pharmacy students to learn about symptoms and different options for patients. "Treatment is very individualized," Lopez says. "If a patient is obese, he doesn't want to use a drug that could cause weight gain or, if he has heart failure, the patient should avoid treatments that have the side effect of water weight gain."

Cost, too, is important to examine. Some of the medications have generics. Pharmacists should know how to advise patients on the traditional insulins and the newer insulins.

Lopez also is the residency director of the diabetes and general pharmacy clinic at Blackstock Family Practice in Austin, a rotation site for PharmD students.

Type 2 diabetes is also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 21 million in the United States and nearly 200 million people worldwide. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar, caused by the body...

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