William Gong

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OBJECTIVE To review the efficacy and safety of natural products commonly used for diabetes. DATA SOURCES English and Spanish-language journals retrieved through a MEDLINE search of articles published between 1960 and December 2001 using these index terms: Opuntia, karela, gymnema, tecoma, alpha lipoic acid, thioctic acid, ginseng, panaxans, and diabetes.(More)
OBJECTIVES An integrated health system in a large metropolitan area, to maximize its manpower and resources, developed a pharmacist-operated Health Management Center (HMC). The primary objectives of the HMC are to provide a continuum of patient care, decrease emergency department visits, decrease episodes of hospitalization, and increase patient(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The growing epidemic of T2DM has contributed to CVD becoming the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. OBJECTIVE To review the pathophysiology of CVD; to demonstrate the interrelatedness of CVD, the metabolic syndrome, and T2DM;(More)
To aid in the planning of patient-oriented pharmacy services in an ambulatory care center, the demographic profile of the patients visiting the pharmacist at the Sunol Health Center (SHC) pharmacy in Los Angeles, California was studied. Analysis of the data collected over a 6-month period revealed that female patient visits were double the number of male(More)
Abstract To manage patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus effectively and delay the onset of diabetes-related complications, therapeutic targets for glycemic control, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, should be implemented in clinical practice. Initiation of treatment with insulin(More)