Diabetes Specialists Prairie Village KS

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Mission Chiropractic & Wellness
(913) 432-4780
6556 Johnson Dr
Shawnee Mission, KS

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George S Devins, MD
(816) 363-0787
6724 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
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Devins Allergy & Asthma Clinic
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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KC Cat Clinic
(816) 361-4888
7107 Main St
Kansas City, MO

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Results Chiropractic and Rehab PA
(913) 789-9929
4210 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS

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Balderston Chiropractic
(913) 631-8888
11015 W 75th St
Shawnee, KS

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Michael E Ryan, MD
(913) 384-4200
8800 W 75th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
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Neurology Consultants Chartered
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Neurology

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Mission Road Animal Clinic
(913) 649-0552
9420 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS

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Dr Ricki Ellen Brozman Holistic Medicine
(913) 940-6993
Overland Park, KS

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Kansas City Chiropractic Pc
(816) 866-0952
4510 Belleview Suite 100
Kansas City, MO

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Cherokee Animal Clinic
(913) 649-0440
9630 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS

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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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