Diabetes Specialists Belton MO

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Acosta Chiropractic & Acupuncture
(816) 966-2245
1020 Main Street
Grandview, MO

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Gary D. Hall
(913) 338-5600
5520 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
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Cosmetic Surgery
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Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Mission Road Animal Clinic
(913) 649-0552
9420 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS

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KC Cat Clinic
(816) 361-4888
7107 Main St
Kansas City, MO

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Advanced Sports and Family Chiropractic + Acu
(913) 643-1771
12643 Metcalf (127th and Metcalf)
Overland Park, KS

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ImageOne EyeCare
(913) 583-0911
6932 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS

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Gulledge Chiropractic and Acupunture
(913) 338-1112
11879 W 112th St
Overland Park , KS

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Dr Ricki Ellen Brozman Holistic Medicine
(913) 940-6993
Overland Park, KS

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George S Devins, MD
(816) 363-0787
6724 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
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Devins Allergy & Asthma Clinic
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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Nixon Chiropractic
(816) 744-0995
8303 Westridge Rd
Raytown, MO

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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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