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SRP. 2017; 8(1): 1-4

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Role of Pharmacist in Subcutaneous Therapy. A Challenge!

Naeem Raza Khawaja, Aamir Mushtaq.

Diabetes mellitus type 2 is chronic and progressive condition which results in micro vascular as well as macro vascular complications. Management of this condition comprises of non-pharmacological and pharmacological measures. A pharmacological intervention includes administration of anti-diabetes agents. These agents are either oral or subcutaneous. Depending on the disease condition, physicians prescribe either oral or subcutaneous or both forms. Pharmacist has got a vital role for effective patient counseling in community or hospital settings. Proper and effective subcutaneous administration of anti-diabetes drugs can control the condition effectively. In this educative mini-review article, we will put light on the challenges in subcutaneous therapy of this condition and we will elaborate the expanded role of pharmacist to address these challenges through effective communication.

Key words: Diabetes Mellitus type 2, Subcutaneous injectables for diabetes management, Pharmacist role in effective diabetes management, Pharmacist-Patient Communication.

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