Based on data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million citizens in the United States have Type 2 diabetes mellitus. One out of every four is undiagnosed. Our pharmacy in Tallahassee, Florida can provide aid for these individuals through medication therapy management (MTM).
How Does It Help?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that can cause serious complications when not managed properly, such as neuropathy, retinopathy, renal disease, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
These complications can be avoided or managed with MTM services. The proper management of diabetes entails a sustained routine of patient education, assessment, and follow-up care－services that MTM provides.
Diabetes patients who avail of medication management in Tallahassee are first screened for eligibility. Once their care needs are identified, appointments are set for the patient to see a pharmacist to begin education and assistance. The initial session is almost always done face-to-face at the pharmacy, with the succeeding sessions shifting to the home and back.
The first session involves taking anthropometric measures, taking blood samples and analyzing glucose levels, and learning about the patient’s current medication routine. From there, the pharmacist works on a plan of action with the patient to educate them and assist them with taking the necessary steps to proper management.
What Happens in the Following Sessions?
The patient will receive follow-up care to learn essential information about their condition and the key actions they have to take to address key areas of concern. They will be assessed on their knowledge of long-term complications, diet plans, medication adherence, and lifestyle adjustments.
Depending on the results of the assessments, the pharmacist will provide advice on how the patient can manage these areas of concern. This lets the patient fully participate in their plan of care, ensuring that their needs are always met.
Get Started Today
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, know that professional aid is available at our specialty and retail pharmacy in Florida.
WCRx Health offers MTM services for patients managing complex prescriptions for chronic illnesses. Call now to learn more about our medication therapy management program.