Managing gestational diabetes: The clinical pharmacist’s role in a patient-centered medical home model
© 2014 Jobson Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved. Clinical pharmacists can play a vital role on a multidisciplinary team and assist with the management of patients with gestational diabetes. In this innovative practice model, implemented in a community health center working toward the designation of a patient-centered medical home, pharmacists collaborate with women’s health providers to educate patients and manage gestational diabetes. Pharmacists have the opportunity to contribute medication expertise in making pharmacotherapeutic decisions. By collaborating with the clinicians providing obstetric care, pharmacists can offer education on lifestyle modifications, self-monitoring of blood glucose, and drug therapy.