Pharmaceutical Care in Type 2 Diabetes in Community Pharmacy
The epidemiological study di@betes (2010) shows that there are 13% of diabetics in Spain, 6% of whom are undiagnosed.
The approach to the diabetic patient must be taken in an integral manner, involving the patient whith the rest of the healthcare professionals.
From the community pharmacy, diabetes patient care can be provided in differents leves:
- Healthy people: education and promotion of healthy lifestyle habits to reduce risk factors such as ovweweight and obesity and therefore decrese Type 2 Diabetes.
- Undiagnosed diabetics by detecting individuals at risk for diabetes or possible diabetics who will be referred to the doctor for diagnosis
- Diagnosed diabetics
- Guaranteeing the patient’s treatement and follow-up
- Promoting adherence to pharmacological treatment
- Collaborating with physicians and other healthcare professionals, working with consensual guidelines and protocols.
- Performing diabetes traning
- Reducing morbidity and mortality due to micro and macrovascular complications related to the disease
- Identifying and assessing risk factors
- Performing pharmacotherapeutic follow-up and pharmacovigilance.
KEYWORDS & TOPICS
Diabetes, Pharmaceutical Care, Community Pharmacy, Community Pharmacist.
Name: Ana Mª Molinero Crespo
Institution: SEFAC (Spanish Society of Familiar and Community Pharmacy).