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Pharmacy Fusion welcomes Debbie Marchetti

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We all know someone with diabetes. A friend, family member or other acquaintance. Around 38 million, or one in ten people have diabetes. That’s an alarming number, but now consider that 96 million have prediabetes! That’s one in three American adults. Additionally, more than 84 percent of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. It is important to understand that this number is growing exponentially every year. The increase in 2020 alone is just under five percent! On this episode of Pharmacy Fusion, Debbie Marchetti, a pharmacist at Ed Snell’s Pharmacy and College of Pharmacy alumna shares how increasing awareness of prediabetes and its path to type 2 diabetes can help reduce the incidence of diabetes in Americans by 90 percent.

Walter L. Fitzgerald, Jr. serves as Dean of the College of Pharmacy, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, at Idaho State University. He received the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1979 from Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta. In 1982 he received the Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Tennessee, College of Graduate Health Sciences, in Memphis. And in 1983 he received the Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis, School of Law.