14 November 2011
Each year, World Diabetes Day is centered on a theme related to diabetes. Topics covered have included diabetes and human rights, diabetes and lifestyle, diabetes and obesity, diabetes in the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, and diabetes in children and adolescents.
In order to enable pharmacists’ associations to take a more prominent part in the World Diabetes Day, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) which is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists has prepared this briefing document, which is an overview of the different activities for diabetes prevention and care pharmacists are involved in. These activities are supported by publications or summaries of activities run by pharmacists’ organisations. Both are included at the end of this document, under References. Please note that the purpose of this document is not to be exhaustive on all activities run by pharmacists but to provide food for thoughts for future activities of national associations.
THE CONTRIBUTION OF PHARMACISTS IN DIABETES
– Health Promotion
- 1.Screening and case finding at risk populations
- 2.Education on diabetes and advocating lifestyle changes to the general population and patients at risk for diabetes
- 1.Assess patient needs and identify drug problems
- 2.Managing patient medication therapy –
a. Developing care plan
b. Implementing care plan
- 3.Educating patients on their medications and their disease
- 4.Safe disposal of needles
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