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Effectiveness of Clinical Pharmacist Directed-Diabetes Management

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DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2019.93013    257 Downloads   546 Views

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Objective: The main aim of the study is predominately utilizing clinical pharmacist in the provision of continuing diabetic education programs to emphasize and re-emphasize the importance of risk factors, prevention, adherence to medication and behavioral changes to prevent recurrences of the disease, their progression, and ultimately minimize hospitalization. Specific goals are to improve clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes—to maintain optimal plasma glucose concentrations Fasting, Postprandial Plasma Glucose, and Glycated Hemoglobin. Study design: A prospective interventional study in the Outpatient General Medicine Department, for a period of six months from October 2018 to March 2019. Results: HbA1c levels were reduced from baseline by 1.107 ± 0.8634, Fasting Plasma Glucose levels and Postprandial blood glucose levels were reduced from baseline by 24.2218 ± 5.70352 and 30.1891 ± 1.40592 respectively. Conclusion: A trained clinical pharmacist by providing diabetes education and care can significantly reduce hyperglycemia, thereby improving the quality of life in diabetes patients and ultimately reducing health care costs associated with these morbidities.

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Tabassum, N. , Himanandini, N. , Fathima, M. , Sankeerthna, M. , Vanjari, N. and Bandaru, S. (2019) Effectiveness of Clinical Pharmacist Directed-Diabetes Management. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 9, 137-145. doi: 10.4236/jdm.2019.93013.

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