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Giant Eagle® Expands Free Prescription Program To Include Free Diabetes Medicines in Western Pennsylvania
Date:7/29/2010

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Diabetes is a disease that has no cure.  With millions of American children and adults diagnosed with some form of diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in three children born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime.  The numbers are even higher for minorities.

"Giant Eagle is joining the American Diabetes Association in the movement to Stop Diabetes by helping to improve the quality of life in our community," said Steven Shivak, executive director of the American Diabetes Association of Western Pennsylvania.  "Diabetes has become an epidemic, among both children and adults, and we often hear from people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who can't afford their medications."

"Giant Eagle is helping to change the future of diabetes by playing a key role in ensuring patients take their medications as prescribed."

A diabetes program complete with specialized care, screenings and nutrition.

In addition to free diabetes medications, Giant Eagle will offer a multi-faceted program consisting of:

  • Free diabetes screenings in all 211 pharmacy store locations throughout the month of August that will include glucose screenings and A1C tests to check average blood sugar levels.

  • Pharmacy Diabetes Care Specialists, available at every pharmacy location, trained from an American Pharmacists Association program and endorsed by the American Academy of Diabetes Educators.  Trained pharmacists will be available to help answer patients' questions on diabetes and diabetes care.
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