Center For Pharmacy Care PGY1 Resident Receives 2020 APhA Incentive Grant
Many patients in the community setting do not know that they have prediabetes or that they are at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. The project, The Impact of a Pharmacist Led Prediabetes Outreach Program in the Community, led by Amanda Shaver, Pharm.D., TTS, curren PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at the Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care ,hopes to help patients gain a better understanding of prediabetes and that this risk can be decreased or reversed through weight loss, physical activity, and a healthy diet. They also hope to show how pharmacists can be used as resource and play a large role in preventing a common chronic disease state.
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that pharmacist led community screenings and referrals to care empowers patients to make positive health changes in their life to prevent Type 2 diabetes.
"I am most excited about getting out into the community, screening our patients, and referring them to care," she said. "I can't wait to see if the pharmacist interventions we provide positively impact our patient's lifestyle and their prediabetes risk."
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