Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:35 pm – 3:35 pm
Type 2 diabetes, which affects >350 million people worldwide, is typically thought of as a chronic progressive disease that must be managed for life. However, new research indicates that type 2 diabetes can be reversed using targeted diet therapy. In order to implement such therapeutic nutrition, new ideas for delivery and implementation are needed. Pharmacists are highly knowledgeable in diabetes management and are well-positioned to help in the community, yet are under-utilized in traditional diabetes care models. Community pharamacist-led therapeutic nutrition for diabetes reversal is an innovative and scalable new idea that could help deliver targeted diet therapy in order to tackle the diabetes epidemic. This session will present results from an ongoing research study evaluating pharmacist-led therapeutic nutrition being conducted in British Columbia, Canada.