Navigation Links
CVS/pharmacy Helps Patients Manage Diabetes Care
Date:11/3/2008

Educational resources and special product offers available in store during

American Diabetes Month in November

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, America's largest retail pharmacy, is educating patients about managing and preventing diabetes during American Diabetes Month in November. CVS is also offering money-saving specials during the month on products for patients with diabetes.

Nearly 24 million children and adults in the U.S. -- almost 8% of the population -- have diabetes and 5.7 million people may have the disease and not even know it. Last year, 1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people ages 20 and older. Another 57 million people in the U.S. have pre-diabetes, a condition in which their blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

By working in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, which is asking Americans during Diabetes Month, "Why Should You Care About Diabetes?" CVS/pharmacy has created a free educational resource booklet, Diabetes: Solutions for Life, which is available at all CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. This comprehensive educational booklet provides patients with information on diabetes symptoms, risk factors, successful disease management and ways to prevent diabetes through healthy choices. The booklet also features over $100 in money-saving offers on over-the-counter products, meters and test strips, and healthy food items through the CVS ExtraCare program.

In addition, because patients with diabetes may take several medications at a time to treat their disease and any side effects of their therapy, pharmacists play a critical role in helping patients monitor and manage their diabetes.

"It is important for patients to know that their CVS pharmacist is a resource in the development of their diabetes treatment plan," said Papatya Tankut, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS/pharmacy. "Our pharmacists are always available to speak with their diabetes patients about over-the-counter medicines and other prescriptions they are taking, and to offer counseling on medication compliance, side effects and potential drug interactions."

During November's American Diabetes Month, more than 700 CVS/pharmacy stores will hold Meter Day events, which will offer blood glucose meter demonstrations, disease state management discussions, educational literature and free meter coupons.

CVS.com, CVS/pharmacy's online pharmacy, has also launched a diabetes awareness web site at http://www.cvs.com/diabetes. The site features excerpts from the Diabetes: Solutions for Life booklet, special product offers, links to the American Diabetes Association's MyFoodAdvisor web site and to CVS.com's Diabetes Self Care Center, and dates and locations for CVS/pharmacy's in-store Meter Days.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's largest retail pharmacy with more than 6,800 retail locations. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://www.cvscaremark.com.

CONTACT:

Mike DeAngelis

CVS/pharmacy

401-770-2645

mjdeangelis@cvs.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE CVS/pharmacy
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. CVS/pharmacy Launches Beauty 360
2. CVS/pharmacy Announces Pharmacy Health Care Savings Program Targeted at the Uninsured
3. CVS/pharmacy Re-Opens 64 Stores in Louisiana
4. CVS/pharmacy Raises Record-breaking $4.4 Million for ALS Research Through Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign
5. Howard University and CVS/pharmacy Announce Ribbon Cutting for the Howard University Pharmacy Practice Laboratory
6. CVS/pharmacy Delivers Disaster Relief in Iowa Communities Impacted by Recent Flooding
7. CVS/pharmacy Makes It Easier for Consumers to Save Money and Track Spending with Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
8. Shining a Light on Sunscreen: Sun Protection Misconceptions Unveiled by Dr. Jeffrey Dover and CVS/pharmacy
9. CVS/pharmacy and CENTURY 21(R) Team Up With Easter Seals Around Chicagoland
10. Practical Gear and Personal Gadgets: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Affordable Gifts to Delight Dad This Fathers Day
11. Lierac Paris Expands in the United States at Healthy Skincare Centers at CVS/pharmacy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, ... guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud ... and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and ... the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing ... new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on ... subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), ... will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual ... Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad ... comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® ... fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced that ... Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop ... use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today ... Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , where ... Following a comprehensive ... minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal ... completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: