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Discover Chiropractic
(319) 512-7581
702 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA

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West Liberty Chiropractic Ctr
(319) 512-7377
120 E 3rd St
West Liberty, IA

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Lauris C Kaldjian
(314) 356-1141
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

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Robert E Garrett
(319) 384-7999
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Family Practice

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Barbara A Muller
(319) 356-2115
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine

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Linda M Lee, MD
(319) 339-3883
540 E Jefferson St
Iowa City, IA
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Iowa City Heart Center PC
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Cardiology

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Shinkai Hakimi
(319) 356-2256
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine

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Lawrence G Hunsicker
(319) 356-4763
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Matthew P Jordan
(319) 356-2256
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine

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Donald E MacFarlane
(319) 356-2527
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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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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