University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Vecino Health Centers are working together to help patients with with diabetes improve their health.

Specialty care from UH’s School of Pharmacy is a available to established patients at Vecino’s Denver Harbor Family Clinic.

Dr. Bernadette Asias-Dinh and Dr. Katherine M. Smith, UH faculty members, are overseeing the program that assists patients with optimal medical and lifestyle management of diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions.

Diabetes is a common disease affecting a significant percentage of Houstonians, with many more diagnosed with pre-diabetes. For most people with the disease, ongoing attention to medication and diet is essential for good health and to avoid costly and potentially life-threatening complications.