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:2/17/2017)... ... ... Smiles by Seese is a comprehensive family dental practice located ... practice as a skilled and highly credentialed dentist who is qualified to perform a ... all ages with excellence in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry . Their services ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... on foundational and sustainable systems change designed to further positively impact the health ... Board of Trustees has long considered it our duty to seriously consider releasing ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... For the first time, International Scholarship ... exhibit floor for the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the ... more than 40,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected at the conference, where they ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Carol Francis' goals for each and every seminar, session and class she ... demonstrate five different brainwave tools which help energize creativity, focus mental functions, enhance ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... organizations, has been named a finalist in the 8th Annual DecisionHealth Platinum Awards ... healthcare delivery system. Qualis Health’s work is recognized across multiple award categories, highlighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/17/2017)... Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced the presentation of positive clinical data for ... kinase (JAK) inhibitor designed to be intestinally restricted, ... European Crohn,s and Colitis Organization (ECCO). In a ... its completed Phase 1 study of single-ascending and ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , Feb. 17, 2017   Risperdal lawsuits ... effects allegedly associated with use of the atypical antipsychotic ... Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where the ... tort program. According to a notice posted on the ... convene a meeting on March 9, 2017 at 11:00 ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , Feb. 17, 2017  BioDigital, Inc., ... the partnership of their 3D body mapping technology ... IT.  The new integration will be used to ... interactive model of the human body. BioDigital pilots ... clinicians time, while also increasing the precision of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: