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Ankle & Foot Medical Center
(208) 473-7443
1828 S Millenium Way
Meridian, ID

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360 Chiropractic Wellness
(208) 887-9355
1965 S. Eagle Rd.
Meridian, ID

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Live Well Chiropractic
(208) 473-7774
3163 E Fairview Ave
Meridian, ID

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The Cat Doctor
(208) 327-7706
9151 Ustick Rd
Boise, ID

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4 Life Chiropractic
(208) 473-7988
4900 Rosepoint Way
Boise, ID

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Griffin Chiropractic
(208) 473-7604
2016 S. Eagle Rd.
Meridian, ID

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Alpine Cottage Chiropractic
(208) 473-7965
1326 N Main St
Meridian, ID

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All Pet Complex
(208) 853-1000
7660 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID

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Cedar Health Center
(208) 473-7520
8660 W Emerald St # 112
Boise, ID

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Henze Chiropractic & Wellness
(208) 377-8777
9211 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID

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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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