Healthcare practitioners are 'go-to' source for diabetes info

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites. To see more Patient Views, click here.
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- 9:38 AM says

This study certainly suggests an opportunity for the pharmacist to increase engagement around patients with diabetes. The frequency of visits to the pharmacy and the accessibility of this trusted healthcare professional within the store certainly lend itself to enhanced interaction. The reliance on the physician/nurse practitioner surprised me a bit -- especially given the emphasis on diabetes programs and education shared during Drug Store News' annual Diabetes Forum held earlier this month.

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