2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Ashanta Colemen, PharmD
Project Proposal: Bridging Technology and Patient Care: Investigating the Role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in Non-Insulin Dependent Individuals Living with Type II Diabetes
Ashanta Colemen is a PGY1 Community-based Resident at Mathes Pharmacy, Inc. in New Albany, IN. She graduated from Butler University.
"Rapidly evolving technology may introduce unintended barriers to healthcare and worsen health disparities. Through this study, I hope to shine light onto these barriers and reduce all disparities that lay amongst the patients living with type II diabetes."
"Community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare providers in the community and play a pivotal role in providing patients with personalized education and support. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems have the power to aid patients and their providers customize their care based upon their individual needs. With this project, I aspire to address the vital aspects of social determinants of health and inclusion in healthcare, while promoting health equity in all patients living with diabetes."
"I am genuinely thrilled about my research project and the accompanying APhA Foundation incentive grant! The evolution of technology is making monumental strides within diabetes management. I look forward to bridging the current gap amongst those living with type II diabetes who are non-insulin dependent and utilization of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, as it has the potential to improve patient outcomes."