Role of pharmacist in counseling diabetes patients

Palaian, Subish and Chhetri, Anupa K and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana and Surulivelrajan, Mallayasamy and Ravi Shankar, P (2005) Role of pharmacist in counseling diabetes patients. Journal of Pharmacology, 4 (1).

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In the last three decades role of pharmacist has changed dramatically. Presently, the pharmacists are becoming more patient oriented than product oriented. Patient counseling by pharmacist deals with providing information to the patients regarding the disease, medications and lifestyle modifications. It has been shown to improve therapeutic outcomes. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycemia and is ssociated with abnormalities in carbohydrate, fat and protein etabolism. The chronic complications may lead to icrovascular, macrovascular, and neuropathic disorders. In diabetes, self management and patient adherence to the prescribed medication and lifestyle modifications is very essential and pharmacist can play an important role in counseling. The counseling plan should address the non-pharmacological and pharmacological measures. Education regarding the acute and chronic complications should be given. There is considerable evidence that Pharmacist provided counseling nhances the patient compliance and improves the quality of life outcomes in diabetes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counseling, Diabetes Mellitus, Patient Compliance
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 10:21
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 07:01

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