Silver Book Fact

During the first year of a community pharmacy services program in 2003 which included 256 diabetes patients who used scheduled consultations, clinical goal setting, monitoring, and collaborative drug therapy management with physicians and referrals to diabetes educators, patient satisfaction with overall diabetes care improved from 57% to 87% in the first six months.

Garret D, Bluml B. Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes: First-year clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2005; 45(2): 130-7. http://www.aphafoundation.org/sites/default/files/ckeditor/files/MP7-PSMP-Diabetes-JAPhA-Final%20Report.pdf

Reference

Title
Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes: First-year clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes
Publication
J Am Pharm Assoc
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Garret D, Bluml B
Volume & Issue
Volume 45, Issue 2
Pages
130-7
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Blood pressure control reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease or stroke) among people with diabetes by 33% to 50%, and the risk of microvascular complications (eye, kidney, and…  
  • Losing about 4 percent of your weight and keeping it off for the rest of your life could reduce your risk for a serious complication from diabetes or from dying…  
  • In general, for every 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure, the risk for any complication related to diabetes is reduced by 12%.  
  • Widespread use of diabetes prevention drugs that enhance insulin sensitivity could result in a 50% prevention of type 2 diabetes over a 10 to 15 year period.  
  • DR Treatment Reduced Risk of Blindness
    Appropriate treatment can reduce the risk of blindness or moderate vision loss from DR by more than 90%.