Diabetes Specialists Millsboro DE
Family Practice Center
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Prevention Of Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes.
Insurance Plans Accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerihealth, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Alliance Pro, Principal Health Care of Delaware Inc, Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Delaware, Delmarva Health Plan, Diamond State, 1st Health, Humana, Tricare, Alliance / Mamsi / Optimum Choice, Physici
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Primary Hospital: Beebe Medical Center
Residency Training: Internal Medicine Residency, Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran, 1972
Member Organizations: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (FELLOW), AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (FELLOW)
Languages Spoken: English
Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1978
Diabetes is Growing Field of Treatment for Pharmacists
|Written by Administrator|
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...