The statistics are staggering. One in three children born in the United States in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Approximately one of every seven health care dollars spent in the U.S. is related to diabetes. In Washington, diabetes-related conditions account for more than $1 billion annually in hospitalization charges.

Are there solutions on the horizon? Early detection and effective treatment can eliminate diabetes complications such as heart and kidney disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations, and dramatically reduce treatment costs.

That’s the message of R. Keith Campbell, a Washington State University professor of pharmacy recognized as one of the world’s leading diabetes authorities.

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Featuring: R. Keith Campbell

Professor Campbell has devoted his career to staying abreast of products and devices available for treatment and sharing that knowledge globally. He has authored more than 600 publications and co-authored a book about the disease. He also has a personal interest: he has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 56 years.

A member of the College of Pharmacy faculty since 1968, Professor Campbell has received numerous national awards in recognition of his contributions to the field of diabetes education. In 1990 the American Association of Diabetes Educators awarded him its Distinguished Service Award. The same year, he was named the Outstanding Pharmacy Administration Professor in the United States by the National Association of Retail Druggists. He previously served on the ADA board of directors and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Professor Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in business administration, both from WSU.