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Dr. Lynn Stromness, Optometrist
(801) 839-1635
9237 S Redwood Rd
West Jordan, UT

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Luce Chiropractic
(801) 839-1844
3630 W South Jordan Pkwy (10400 So.) , Ste 10
South Jordan, UT

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Bodyworks Chiropractic
(385) 351-1108
3630 W South Jordan Pkwy
South Jordan, UT

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West Valley Veterinary Clinic
(801) 966-4219
3875 W 3500 S
West Valley City, UT

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South Jordan Chiropractic
(801) 878-9557
10456 S Redwood Rd
South Jordan, UT

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Jordan River Animal Hospital
(801) 561-8872
1519 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT

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West Valley Family Clinic
(801) 955-1555
3536 South 5600 W
West Valley City , UT

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Qwak Integrated Health
(801) 254-5800
912 W Baxter Dr
South Jordan, UT

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Dr. Dale Hardy
(801) 253-1374
10372 S Redwood Rd.
South Jordan, UT

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Charles E Holt
(435) 882-8610
280 N Main St
Tooele, UT
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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