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Jan. 27, 2018

Jan 27, 2018
 

The CDC and NIH are saying that this year is one of the worst ever for the flu. Patients often try OTC’s to treat the symptoms, but a lot of times respiratory problems drive them to their prescriber, and often a short course of tapering corticosteroid therapy is prescribed. This works well for most patients. However, our patients with diabetes often have consistently elevated glucose levels during the treatment phase and these levels will often last ’til the drug levels are very low.

This week, our current PharmD candidate Adrianna Jackson from LECOM College of Pharmacy shares information (Item 3) on how this use in diabetes patients can increase their chances of VTE, fracture and sepsis. There are some nice tidbits on what you can do to lower the risk.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief