Diabetes Specialists Rio Rancho NM

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Don W Hedges DO
(505) 345-3572
6463 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM
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Family Practice

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TLC Pet & Uptown Cat Hospitals
(505) 275-3647
2632 Pennsylvania St Ne
Albuquerque, NM

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Chris J Wehr, MD
(505) 563-2500
201 Cedar SE
Albuquerque, NM
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Presbyterian Heart Group
Specialties
Cardiology

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De Anza Small Animal Clinic
(505) 873-0319
7601 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM

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William Wallace Anderson
(505) 892-9711
1400 Barbara Loop Se Ste A
Rio Rancho, NM
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Family Practice

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Bolton Animal Hospital
(505) 243-6251
2005 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM

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Anthony F Pachelli, MD
(505) 724-4300
201 Cedar St SE
Albuquerque, NM
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New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Manzano Animal Clinic
(505) 298-5543
1041 Juan Tabo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Lisa Anne Cutchen
(505) 891-9990
4200 Meadowlark Lane
Rio Rancho, NM
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Family Practice

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Hung Quan
(505) 462-6000
4005 High Resort Blvd Se
Rio Rancho, NM
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Internal 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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