Focus On Counseling on Proper Drug Regimens for Diabetes Patients

Patricia Lurye Dempster, R.Ph., M.S., one of Apple Valley Pharmacy’s own pharmacists, has earned the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) National Certificate, “The Pharmacist and Patient Centered Diabetes Care.” Upon completion of the training program, Patti holds an additional 23 pharmacy continuing education (CE) credits which focus on current standards of care for patients with diabetes.

The certificate program is an intense educational experience designed to equip Pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide effective evidence based diabetes care. Patti completed five self-study modules, the NYC based live seminar incorporating case studies, and hands-on skill training. This specific course focused on the situations that will most likely be encountered as well as services most needed in Community and Ambulatory care practice settings.

Through the “Diabetes Care” course, Patti has gained valuable training and experience in evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

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