Articles

The Role of Vitamin A in Diabetes

from Lund University News

There has been no known link between diabetes and vitamin A – until now. A new study suggests that the vitamin improves the insulin producing beta–cell’s function. The researchers initially discovered that insulin–producing beta–cells contain a large quantity of a cell surface receptor for vitamin A.

Read the full article


The Upcoming Millennial Pharmacist Can Practice Cultural Competence

Brandon Welch, PharmD candidate
A recent article on the communication needs of patients with altered hearing ability and the need to cater to the deaf and hard-of-hearing really spiked my awareness. There is a lack of research and evidence-based best practices on how to better serve the pharmacy-related communication needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing patients.

Following articles all published by Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE

Diabetes, Fatigue and Dehydration: What’s the Connection?http://www.pharmacychoice.com/article/diabetes_fatigue.cfm

Diabetes Educator of the Month – Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDEhttp://diabeteshealth.com/read/2004/11/01/3923/diabetes-educator-of-the-month-susan-b–sloane-bs-rph-cde/

Sleep-A Prescription for Better Type 2 Diabetes Controlhttp://diabetesdailypost.com/sleep-a-prescription-for-better-type-2-diabetes-control

A Mother’s Storyhttp://www.parentingdiabetickids.com/blog/a-mother-s-story/

The DPP-4 Inhibitor: Lowers Blood Glucose by Working on the Guthttp://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/medication/oral/dpp-4-inhibitor-lowers-blood-glucose-working-gut

Metformin: Improving Insulin Sensitivityhttp://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/medication/oral/metformin-improving-insulin-sensitivity

Type 2 Diabetes: Growing Waistlines, Growing Problemhttp://www.rxschool.com/livece/info.cfm/livece_id/3292

Chronic Care Focus: Controlling Diabetes in the ICUhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2008/2008-10/2008-10-8711

Type 2 Diabetes – Medications To Manage Blood Glucosehttp://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/medication/oral/type-2-diabetes-medications-to-manage-blood-glucose

The Diabetes Daily Post (DDP) Signs with Royal Caribbean Cruise International to Host its “Living Well” Diabetes Education Cruisehttp://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/photos/the-diabetes-daily-post-ddp-signs-with-royal-caribbean-cruiseinternational-to-host-its-living-well-diabetes-education-cruise-152261545.html

“Living with Diabetes” Informational Caribbean Cruisehttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/misc.health.diabetes/9lLvCDnGRmA