Diabetes Specialists North Pole AK

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Helyn M Lefgren
(907) 488-4433
145 Santa Claus Lane
North Pole, AK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Danita Nevitt Koehler
(907) 353-5143
1060 Gaffney Rd
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Alden Lynn Weg
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd #7440
Ft. Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Preventive Medicine

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Carrie Ayers
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd Ste 7440
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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John W Joosse, MD
(907) 456-5803
1411 19th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak

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Peter Marshall, MD
(907) 488-4433
145 S Santa Claus Ln
North Pole, AK
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1973

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Eric L Schneider
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd # 7440
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Daniel F Reynolds
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd, #7440
Ft. Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Yong H Chun
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd Ste 7440
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Diane Marie Greilich
(907) 452-2178
1867 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
General Practice, Emergency 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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