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Diabetes Care


Diabetes is a condition where people don't produce enough insulin to meet their body's needs and/or their cells don't respond properly to Insulin. Insulin is crucial in regulating the breakdown of glucose in the body.

There are two main kinds of diabetes:

  •  type 1 diabetes
  •  type 2 diabetes 

Type 1 diabetics constantly require insulin to survive.

 

Type 2 diabetes (also known as non-insulin dependant).  This condition affects, more commonly, in the middle age. It is one of the most commonly affecting conditions in North America.

Type 2 diabetics can play an enormous role in managing their condition by:

  •  make lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise
  •  use medication
  •  monitor blood glucose levels

 

Traditionally most diabetics are well aware of their condition and are fully versed in do's and don'ts they need to follow. Even then there is a significant population of diabetics, and newly diagnosed patients can use the services of a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE).

Our CDE Pharmacist can help our diabetic patients in:

  •  In proper monitoring of  blood glucose.
  •  Help in selecting better BG monitoring device
  •  Teach about healthy lifestyle modifications such as, Nutrition management, Weight control, proper exercises.
  •  Increase their awareness by informing about long term complications of the disease.
  •  Evaluate drug therapy and offer consultation with their physician.
  •  Review insulin injection techniques, if the patient is an insulin dependant.
  •  Address any other concern that may arise during an interaction with a patient.