oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The role of a community pharmacist in diabetes education : practice matters

Volume 77, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



A pharmacist is one of few medical professionals in the world to whom a patient or anyone else can go for a consultation or advice without an appointment. Pharmacists are easily accessed and knowledgeable about a myriad of aspects concerning patients and their medication. It is thus of the utmost importance to take these skills into consideration when it comes to diabetic education. Pharmacists have long-term relationships with most of their chronic patients, which sets a good foundation for mutual trust and respect and better patient compliance.

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