A local pharmacist is a healthcare provider who is educated and trained in providing prescription medication to people. A local pharmacist also educates patients on properly using and storing medication; potential side effects and preventing drug interactions with other medications. If you have diabetes, you may take medication, including insulin, to manage your condition. A local pharmacist can help you understand why you need diabetes medication, the types of insulin available and how to prevent diabetes-related complications. Your local pharmacist may work closely with your endocrinologist and family physician to help you get the most out of your diabetes medication.