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N Paul Hudson MD
(541) 484-0195
2479 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR
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Rheumatology

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Bush Animal Hospital
(541) 342-7218
2415 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR

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Emerald Valley Pet Medical Center
(541) 484-1414
3880 W. 11th Ave
Eugene, OR

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Santa Clara Animal Hospital
(541) 688-0434
2510 River Rd
Eugene, OR

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Core Strength Chiropractic
(541) 844-0912
1501 18th st. ste.150
Springfield, OR

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Hansen Chiropractic
(541) 343-6220
2000 Cal Young Rd., Suite D
Eugene, OR

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David A Knowlton, MD
(541) 344-8225
1755 Coburg Rd
Eugene, OR
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McKenzie Family Practice
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Family Practice

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Pure Life Chiropractic
(541) 844-0464
1000 Willagillespie Ste. 100
Eugene, OR

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EyeCare Focus
(541) 726-5055
1611 J St
Springfield, OR

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Mckenzie Animal Hospital
(541) 747-3859
5303 Main St
Springfield, OR

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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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