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To create a support network for pharmacists and student pharmacists who share an interest in the area of diabetes management. The APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG will allow pharmacists and student pharmacists in this area of practice to connect with others in the field and provide opportunities to discuss up-to-date disease management information.


Members of the APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG will be able to share education materials, clinical updates, training events, and other information related to the care of patients with diabetes. The APhA-APPM Diabetes SIG will also be a home for pharmacists and student pharmacists to share planning information for community service events geared towards patients with diabetes.

APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Leaders and Committees
SIG Leaders:  

Coordinator: G. Blair Sarbacker
Coordinator-elect: Kayce Shealy

SIG Committees: 
APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Communications Committee
Purpose: Promote SIG discussion and SIG-related events.
Co-Chair: Angela Olenik
Co-Chair: Megan Coleman
APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Education Committee
Purpose: Identify topics, speakers, and dates for diabetes-related webinars and make formal recommendations to the APhA Education Department regarding diabetes-related programming. 
Co-Chair: Scott Coon 
Co-Chair: Nic Lehman
APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Professional Affairs Committee
Purpose: Address issues of pharmacy practice and diabetes management relevant to the SIG.
APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Student Affairs Committee 
Purpose: Facilitate student involvement within the SIG and to provide mentorship for student pharmacist SIG members.
Co-Chair: Aimee Dietle
Student Pharmacist Liaison: Dan Chen

APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Volunteer Opportunities

The APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG is seeking individuals to serve as Committee members and Committee Chairs for the SIG Committees. Interested members are encouraged to take advantage of this member benefit by submitting an application to volunteer by March 23! Members will be contacted by mid-April. For any questions please contact the SIG Coordinator and/or Coordinator-elect.

APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG Resources

Are you looking to make a difference in your career by largely impacting the lives of patients with diabetes? Obtaining diabetes credentials from an accredited program can offer pharmacists a pathway for professional development in their care delivery. Learn the difference between AADE’s Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and ADA’s Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) designations to see which may be right for you. This resource was created by members of the APhA-APPM Diabetes Management Special Interest Group (SIG). Note: APhA Members must login to download this PDF. 

Review the home study version of the APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG's webinar, The Skinny on Weight Loss: A Review of Pharmacological Obesity ManagementThis webinar reviews pharmacologic anti-obesity options, including the newest agents and their place in therapy for the management of overweight/obese adults. Brush up on how to differentiate between weight loss agents and learn when agents are appropriate to use in various patient populations.

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