Hussein Elsaghir ENG 3010-010 Project 3: Final Draft Pharmacy and Radiology Technology My group consisted on 4 members; Sagar, Raj, and I are majoring in prepharmacy and Ivan is majoring in radiation therapy. Each of us had a certain area to address pertaining it to the aspects of pharmacy and radiology and how they apply to the treatment of diabetes. In my presentation I provided clarification on what diabetes is and stated that pharmacists play a key role in the treatment of diabetes due to their knowledge of medications, and the overall stages and treatments pertaining to diabetics. Sagar was responsible for pharmacist communication and their ties in discourse communities. Sagar spoke about the how prescribers use prescriptions to communicate with the pharmacists, and the types of lexis they use when writing prescriptions such as “T, 1,TA, PO, QD” which translates into take 1 tablet by mouth once daily. Discourse communities are crucial in the field of pharmacy because it provides a strong and clear workflow between doctors and pharmacists, which will eventually lead to pharmacist consultation and interactions with the patient. Raj then expanded on the types of medications used in diabetic care such as insulin pumps, insulin needle injections, capsules, and tablets. This was important because it stressed the types of resources pharmacist use for treatment, that help them communicate with their patients in a more illustrative way. The link between the aspects of pharmacy and radiology came into perspective when Ivan explained how radiation could assist diabetics who are diagnosed with pancreatic, liver, or even kidney cancer. This ties into diabetic treatment because the pancreas, liver, and kidney all effect insulin and blood glucose levels within the body. My role in this presentation gave clarification on what diabetes is and the importance of pharmacist involvement in treatment. To begin my presentation I defined diabetes as a life-long disease where those who are diagnosed have relatively high levels of sugar flowing through their bloodstream, and how its cause is still deemed unknown but it has to do with a deficiency in the immune system. Next, I explained what diabetes mellitus and adult onset diabetes is and how they differ. By presenting information in this order, I was able to cover the basics of what diabetes is and the different types and tie them into how a pharmacist one who is knowledgeable in the pharmacology is able to better address diabetic patients in treatments and consolations. Recalling my interview with Dr. Hamade, where I learned the importance of having a solid foundation in regards to the types of medications each patient needs helped me come up with this technique. In my presentation, I also included a hyperlink, which could be used to understand more about diabetes, but what helped the most was the reference link that shows the resources I used to gather this information. The articles Role of the pharmacist on a multidisciplinary diabetes team, and Pharmacist leads primary care team to improve diabetes care that helped me understand the importance and effectiveness of pharmacist treatment in relation to diabetes. At first glance, trying to link pharmacy and radiation technology seemed to be near impossible but after working as a team we were able to come up with a key link between both fields. Diabetes was the key to our success, not many would understand how a pharmacist and radiologist can work together but we found that through diabetes and the organs it effects radiation can be used to help treat the most severe cases of diabetes in this case cancer. The body has many organs and we researched and found out that the main organs that effect diabetes are the pancreas, liver, and kidneys because they effect insulin and blood sugar levels which are key concepts of diabetes. Besides finding common ground to link the aspects of pharmacy and radiology we had to structure our speech so the class can best absorb the information we are presenting in a step-by-step process. Organizing a speech is very important because if not done correctly the audience will be confused by the random presentation of material. Citations: 1. Hamade, Fatima. Rite Aid Pharmacy, Taylor, MI, Personal Interview. 14 September 2012. 2. Kassam, R. ; Meneilly, G., Role of the pharmacist on a multidisciplinary diabetes team. American journal of healthsystem pharmacy [serial online]. 2007; 31(3); pp. 215-222. Available through EBSCOhost. Accessed November 01, 2012. 3. Choe HM ; Bernstein SJ ; Mueller BA ; Walker PC ; Stevenson JG ; Standiford CJ, Pharmacist leads primary care team to improve diabetes care. American journal of health-system pharmacy [serial online]. 2009; 66(7); 622-624. Available through ESCOhost. Accessed November 02, 2012.