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Lars E Peterson
(307) 745-8800
3116 Willett Drive
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Donald Stanley Swiatek, MD
255 N 30th St
Laramie, WY
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1970

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Marten A Carlson
(307) 745-8800
3116 Willett Drive
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Michael Peter Meyer
(307) 766-2130
1000 E University Ave # 3068
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Family Practice

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Joanne Elizabeth Steane, MD
(307) 766-2130
Department 3068 1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1982

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Charles Ballard
(307) 742-2142
255 N 30th St
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Nathan B Eliason
(307) 742-2141
255 N 30th St
Laramie, WY
Specialty
General Practice

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William Michael Comly
(307) 745-8999
3116 Willett Drive
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Daniel George Radosevich
(307) 766-2130
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Family Practice

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Kurt S Johnson
(307) 742-3242
3236 E Grand Ave
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Family Practice

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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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