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Table Mountain Veterinary Clinic
(303) 279-1701
15555 W 44th Ave
Golden, CO

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Caldwell Chiropractic Ctr
(303) 274-4434
3490 Youngfield St
Wheat Ridge, CO

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David S Wahl MD
(303) 238-8804
12600 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
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Vise Chiropractic Health Ctr
(720) 230-5891
1701 Kipling St
Lakewood, CO

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Chiropractic Wellness Center
(720) 257-5870
5275 Marshall St
Arvada, CO

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Alpine Vision Center
(720) 285-1649
8585 W 14th Ave Ste C
Lakewood, CO

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Dr. Richard S. Kronen , D.C.
(720) 315-7445
3280 Wadsworth Blvd
Wheat Ridge, CO

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Healing Light Institute
(303) 478-4330
3280 Wadsworth Blvd
Wheat Ridge, CO

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
(303) 424-3325
3695 Kipling Street
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Jefferson Animal Clinic
(303) 423-3370
8790 Ralston Rd
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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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