Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: The Impact of a Pharmacist Led Prediabetes Outreach Program in the Community
Amanda Shaver, PharmD, TTS currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at the Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shaver graduated from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2013.
Many patients in the community setting do not know that they have prediabetes or that they are at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. This project hopes to help patients gain a better understanding of prediabetes and that this risk can be decreased or reversed through weight loss, physical activity, and a healthy diet. They also hope to show how pharmacists can be used as resource and play a large role in preventing a common chronic disease state.
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that pharmacist led community screenings and referrals to care empowers patients to make positive health changes in their life to prevent Type 2 diabetes.
"I am most excited about getting out into the community, screening our patients, and referring them to care. I can’t wait to see if the pharmacist interventions we provide positively impact our patient’s lifestyle and their prediabetes risk."