Diabetes Specialists Palmer AK

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David Scott Rudolph
(907) 745-8432
561 S Denali
Palmer, AK
Specialty
General Practice, Internal Medicine

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Thomas John Check
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Michael Robert Alter
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
General Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Thomas Edward Leigh
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Crystal Jean Imperato
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Walter Delmar Cunningham, MD
(907) 745-3303
Palmer, AK
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1961

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Roger Lynn Swingle
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
General Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Jordan Hugart Greer
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Thomas William Lutz
(907) 861-6000
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Michael R Moser
(907) 745-1777
425 E Dahlia Ave Ste L
Palmer, AK
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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