Focusing on the Diabetes Patient
Published Online: Friday, November 8, 2013
Jonathan G. Marquess, PharmD, CDE, President and CEO of the Institute for Wellness and Education, Inc, explains why he decided to focus on caring for diabetes patients at his pharmacy. This interview was recorded at the National Community Pharmacists Association 115th Annual Convention in Orlando.
The FDA has approved the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody test that may help patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus receive more timely diagnosis and treatment for the disease.
A new drug was recently given tentative approval by the FDA to help patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
A patient’s lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes currently stands at 40%, with an even higher risk for some ethnic groups.