On 24 October 2018, Dr. Osama Ibrahim, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah delivered a talk titled “Pharmacist-led Diabetes Clinic” as a part of the College of Pharmacy, GMU seminar series.
In his presentation, Dr. Osama discussed on a pharmacist managed Diabetes Drug Therapy Management Clinic (DDTMC) established at a university hospital in Egypt. The objective of the clinic was to provide clinical pharmacy services to diabetes patients and to evaluate the impact of the services in terms of better diabetes and cholesterol control. The research finding showed, the test group patients had a better reduction in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and LDL cholesterol levels and positive improvements in HDL cholesterol, as compared with a matched cohort who received no clinical pharmacist intervention.
Dr. Osama concluded his presentation saying, “Pharmacist led diabetes clinics can have a positive impact on diabetes control and improve the overall patient’s therapeutic outcome”. He also suggested that this model can be replicated in different locations and can be extrapolated as ‘anticoagulation clinics’, ‘cardiovascular clinics’ etc.