Diabetes is a growing global health concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 30 million people are affected by diabetes in the United States.₁ Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, and if left uncontrolled, it may lead to complications. However, people with diabetes, together with their healthcare team, family, and support network, can reduce the risk of complications by maintaining their blood sugar within a healthy range. Blood pressure and lipids (such as cholesterol and triglycerides) may also be monitored frequently by your healthcare provider (HCP).₂
Living with diabetes may seem complicated, but understanding it can help you take control. A number of our pharmacists are certified to lead a diabetes education and self-management course. Ask your pharmacist about availability.
Are you or a loved one at risk for developing diabetes or want to learn more about how to prevent it? A number of our pharmacists are certified to lead a diabetes prevention course. Ask your pharmacist about availability.
1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept Health and Human Services; 2017
2. American Diabetes Association (ADA). Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2019;42(Suppl 1):S1-S193