Every 17 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Diabetes. With a statistic like that, it is important to look at ways to monitor the disease look for ways to give patients the best quality care. The following article was written by Dr. Justin Rash, PharmD, CGP who works as a consultant parmacist for Martin Health Services, serving over 1,000 patients in 18 facilities each month.
Diabetes is a disease that affects a large portion of our population, and the majority requires medication therapy as a way to control blood sugars. While diabetes medications are important for treatment, many medications have adverse effects. Some effects can be serious enough to lead to hospitalizations. Therefore, it is important to understand the role of medications in order to manage them and get the best outcomes.
It is also important to understand the role of blood glucose monitoring in keeping diabetes in control.
Diabetes patients require a skilled staff for them to achieve their treatment goals while avoiding potential complications. It takes teamwork between nurses, dietary staff and those who manage their medication regimens to get the best possible outcome.