Diabetes Specialists Bluffton SC

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Saponara Chiropractic and Sports Injury Cente
(843) 681-8001
1 Mathews Drive 109
Hilton Head Island, SC

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Heritage Animal Hospital, Inc
(843) 842-8331
130 Arrow Road, Suite 101
Hilton Head Island, SC

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Sea Island Animal Hospital
(843) 524-4551
40 Professional Village Circle
Beaufort, SC

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Paul C Brewer, MD
(843) 524-5550
1096 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC
Beaufort Dermatology

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Gabriel Charles Fornari
(843) 706-2255
132 Bluffton Rd
Bluffton, SC
Family Practice

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Hilton Head Veterinary Clinic North
(843) 681-2890
109 Mathews Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC

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Hilton Head Veterinary Clinic
(843) 785-4414
26 Palmetto Bay Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC

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Animal Medical Center of the Lowcountry
(843) 524-0198
27 Shorts Landing
Beaufort, SC

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Savannah Family Chiropractic
(912) 373-8804
2250 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA

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Yusuf Michael Saleeby, MD
(912) 826-6000
59 Sheridan Park Cir Ste A
Bluffton, SC
General Practice
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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