Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice , Drake University
Jamie Pitlick graduated from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on 2008 with a doctorate in pharmacy and a concentration in diabetes. After graduation she continued her training with a PGY1 in Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis of Pharmacy/Mercy Family Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She was then hired by St. Louis College of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor practicing in an internal medicine outpatient clinic. The focus of her teaching and patient care for the 9 years in St. Louis was the management of chronic diseases (particularly diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity). During her time in St. Louis she helped develop weight loss program to help patients lose weight, utilizing guided lifestyle changes along with pharmacological intervention, if needed. In 2017, she transitioned back to Drake University in Des Moines, IA as an Associate Professor, and has practicing at MercyOne Des Moines Endocrinology Care with a focus on teaching pharmacy students how to care for patients with diabetes.
Wandering through the grocery store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the numerous brands and health claims on the dozens of sugar substitutes. It can be particularly confusing for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes who...