Objectives &Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an emerging chronic
disease with global significance . This article reviews 35 RCTs to
identify the benefits of pharmacists’ involvement in diabetic care in
reducing the risk of diabetic complications and/or disease progression.
Methods: 35 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) were picked from 3210
publications listed on PubMed, using the keywords: diabetes, pharmacist,
interventions and complications. Results of the studies were analysed
and interpreted. Result: Interventions made by Pharmacists offer a
potential benefit in achieving the goal of therapy in diabetes, perhaps
by improving medication adherence and minimising diabetes-related
complications significantly. Hence this review concludes that
pharmacists can potentially play a pivotal role in the management of DM
and maintain their QOL. In developing countries with poor record of
pharmaceutical services, it is important to highlight the role of
pharmacists in achieving rational and evidence-based pharmacotherapy.
Conclusion: This study emphasizes Pharmacists’ vital position in
diabetic patient care. Pharmacists improve adherence to the drug,
quality of life, cost-effectiveness of health care in patients with
diabetes. These findings support the irreplaceable role of pharmacists
in the diabetic care.