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Rite Aid Diabetes Solution Days Provide Free Health Screenings for Patients

DoctorsCaregivers and patients alike received valuable healthcare advice from pharmacists on the symptoms and treatments for diabetes during Rite Aid’s Diabetes Solutions Days, held in nearly 300 Rite Aid stores on June 23 and 25. Those who attended were offered free health screenings and self-management solutions.

Blood pressure screenings, personal pharmacist consultations and glucose meter selection and training were part of Rite Aid’s year-round focus helping diabetes patients take the best care of themselves. Product coupons and samples of the latest items for at-home diabetes care were available. Raffles for a $50 Rite Aid gift card were also held.

“The key to effective diabetes management is to understand the condition’s symptoms and treatments. On Diabetes Solutions Day, patients can consult with trained Rite Aid pharmacists on their diabetes symptoms and treatment regimen as well as sample the latest techniques in at-home monitoring,” saidRobert Thompson, Rite Aid senior vice president of pharmacy operations.

A free 16-page Diabetes Guide, developed with the American Diabetes Association, is available in all Rite Aid stores and identifies the risk factors for pre-diabetes and diabetes. It includes important information on weight management and eating smart, featuring diabetes-friendly recipes. The guide also provides advice and safe treatment options on health conditions like gum disease, dry eyes, and wound and foot care, all of which can be especially harmful to people with diabetes if left untreated.

Rite Aid also offers diabetes information online at www.riteaiddiabetes.com including tips on managing and living with diabetes, a section devoted to family and caregivers, a frequently asked questions section and educational articles on topics including nutrition, foot care and blood glucose monitoring.