Diabetes Specialists Makawao HI

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Maui Family Footcare
(808) 213-0145
415 Dairy Rd
Kahului, HI

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Bernard C Meyer
(808) 264-4107
110 Piimauna St
Makawao, HI
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Family Practice

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Michael John McDonald
(808) 575-7531
810 Haiku Road
Haiku, HI
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General Practice

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Nancy Marie Greenwell
(808) 878-1221
100 Keokea Pl
Kula, HI
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Family Practice, Sports Medicine

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Madhup Joshi
(808) 876-0759
731 Waiakoa Road
Kula, HI
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Family Practice

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Paradise Chiropractic
(808) 457-1579
871 Kolu St # 101
Wailuku, HI

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Robert P Mastroianni
(808) 573-8900
81 Makawao Ave Ste 25
Makawao, HI
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Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Maria S Kriekenbeek
(808) 876-4415
100 Keokea Pl
Kula, HI
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Family Practice

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Tammy D Perkins
(808) 876-4307
100 Keokea Pl
Kula, HI
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Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Janet J Kao
(808) 876-4331
100 Keokea Pl
Kula, HI
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Internal Medicine

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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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