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Pharmacist-Provided Disease Management Programs: Evidence of Success

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:14am

Pharmacist-Provided Disease Management Programs: Evidence of Success Implementing a team approach to care improves diabetes management. Increasingly, pharmacists are members of these teams,
providing such services as education, screening, and medication monitoring as they work collaboratively with physician colleagues to help patients meet their goals.

The Role for Pharmacists

Pharmacists can get involved in the care of patients who have or are at risk for developing diabetes; some activities include:
Identifying patients at risk for Type II diabetes due to known risk factors
Conducting blood glucose screening of patients with risk factors
Offering point-of-dispensing services including reminders for proper preventive care and glucose testing
Disease state management
Providing patient education

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