The Community Pharmacist: Diabetes Awareness [audio]

November 17, 2015 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

November is Diabetes Awareness month and as you learn more and more about the disease on these pages and elsewhere, we think you’ll agree that the statistics are staggering:

  • 26 million people are diagnosed with diabetes in this country;
  • an estimated 7 million go undiagnosed;
  • nearly 3 in 10 seniors have been diagnosed with diabetes.

We’ve come a long way in the understanding of diabetes, but as Jessica Astrup Ehret explains in Community Pharmacist Conversations, we also have a long way to go. Tune in to the first in a series of on diabetes.

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Key takeaways in this edition:

  • Learn the key difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Identify some of the direct and indirect costs associated with diabetes that account for the estimated $245 billion annual pricetag.
  • Understand the symptoms and the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes.
  • Learn the difference between a single blood sugar test and A1C testing.

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Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Before she came to Smart-Fill, Pamela developed marketing strategy and content for a range of technology start-ups and large-cap enterprises. Outside the office, she's into gardening, renaissance history, the Big Ten, and exploring the great outdoors.