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by Jim Lavalle, CCN, RPh
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A challenge facing heath care professionals in treating the pre-diabetic and diabetic patient today is the problem of complications arising from polypharmacy prescribing and resulting drug-induced metabolic imbalances. With approximately 48% of people in the United States taking prescription medications (up from 44% in the 1990s), patients with diabetes are placed a much higher risk for developing co-morbid conditions and for increasing disease pathologies.
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