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Rite Aid hosts Diabetes Solutions Days
June 23rd, 2009
CAMP HILL, Pa. – This week select Rite Aid Corp. stores nationwide are slated to host Diabetes Solutions Days, in which customers with diabetes can receive health screenings and learn about self-management solutions.
At the events, scheduled to be held June 23 and 25, caregivers and patients can get free professional advice on the symptoms and treatments for diabetes as well as see hands-on demonstrations.
The Diabetes Solutions Days include blood pressure screenings, personal pharmacist consultations, and glucose meter selection and training, according to Rite Aid. Product coupons and samples of the latest in at-home diabetes care also will be offered, and visitors can enter a raffle at each location for a $50 Rite Aid gift card.
"The key to effective diabetes management is to understand the condition’s symptoms and treatments," Rite Aid senior vice president of pharmacy Robert Thompson said in a statement. "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."
Rite Aid also offers a free, 16-page Diabetes Guide, developed with the American Diabetes Association, through all of its stores. The guide identifies the risk factors for prediabetes and diabetes and includes information on weight management and eating smart, as well as advice and safe treatment options on health conditions such as gum disease, dry eyes, and wound and foot care, all of which can be especially harmful to people with diabetes if left untreated.
The drug store chain also provides diabetes information online at www.riteaiddiabetes.com, where visitors can find tips on managing and living with diabetes, a section devoted to family and caregivers, frequently asked questions, and articles on topics including nutrition, foot care and blood glucose monitoring.
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