Beyond the Vial, Transform Your Pharmacy Series: Diabetes Care & The Impact of Adherence
34.2 million Americans have diabetes. People want reliable information & education on better management of their diabetes. Many people feel challenged in accessing credible information about controlling their diabetes and for those who reside in rural or underserved communities, this issue is compounded. Community pharmacies are more accessible to patients than most primary care providers and serve as an ideal setting for the delivery of health education.
This webinar & podcast will help pharmacists and pharmacy owners understand the opportunity to build a more robust diabetes management program including education, monitoring, and medication adherence with a goal to provide patients with a positive impact on overall metabolic control.
Ghada Abukuwaik is the Head Pharmacist, President, and owner of CureMed Specialty Pharmacy in Clifton, NJ. CureMed offers point-of-care testing services and offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education program, as well as workshops on cholesterol management and nutrition, among others.
Dr. Ani Rostomyan is a Board-Certified Clinical Pharmacist and Holistic Health Coach specializing in Diabetes management and offers Pharmacogenomics consulting. Dr. Rostomyan has her own functional wellness practice that emphasizes personalized medicine, lifestyle choices, and a holistic guilt-free nutritional approach to health.
Dr. Lisa Faast is an innovator, an experienced business executive, and a leader in the independent pharmacy industry. With over 20 years of experience as a pharmacy owner, consultant, compounder, and businesswoman, Lisa is passionate about helping independent pharmacy owners thrive by focusing on diversifying and growing revenue streams.
Dr. Garry Welch is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Silver Fern Healthcare. A foremost expert in the area pf behavior medicine for chronic disease care, Dr. Welch has 30+ years of clinical research experience on behavior change strategies for people with diabetes.
Special thank you to our sponsor RxSafe
- Cleveland Clinic on Diabetes: An Overview If you have diabetes, your body isn’t able to properly process and use glucose from the food you eat. There are different types of diabetes, each with different causes, but they all share the common problem of having too much glucose in your bloodstream. Treatments include medications and/or insulins. Some types of diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/7104-diabetes-mellitus-an-overview
- Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4833481/
- Enablers and barriers to effective diabetes self-management: A multi-national investigation: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0217771