Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Role of Pharmacist in Subcutaneous Therapy. A Challenge!

Submitted by system on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 05:54
Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2017,8,1,1-4.
Published:November 2016
Type:Review Article

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Role of Pharmacist in Subcutaneous Therapy. A Challenge!

Naeem Raza Khawaja1, Aamir Mushtaq2

1Community Pharmacist, Montreal Quebec, CANADA.

2Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract:

Diabetes mellitus type 2 is chronic and progressive condition which results in micro vascular as well as macro vascular complications. Management of this condition comprises of non-pharmacological and pharmacological measures. A pharmacological intervention includes administration of antidiabetes agents. These agents are either oral or subcutaneous. Depending on the disease condition, physicians prescribe either oral or subcutaneous or both forms. Pharmacist has got a vital role for effective patient counseling in community or hospital settings. Proper and effective subcutaneous administration of anti-diabetes drugs can control the condition effectively. In this educative mini-review article, we will put light on the challenges in subcutaneous therapy of this condition and we will elaborate the expanded role of pharmacist to address these challenges through effective communication.

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Naeem Raza Khawaja