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MinuteClinic targets diabetes
June 27th, 2011
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark Corp.’s MinuteClinics are offering a free diabetes monitoring package this summer.
The package, sponsored by Roche Diabetes Care and administered by a MinuteClinic practitioner, includes a hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose test, blood pressure check, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol test, comprehensive foot exam, and microalbumin test (kidney function check).
The practitioner will also conduct a review of lifestyle factors and give immediate results and recommendations.
“MinuteClinic’s diabetes-monitoring services provide the care diabetics need in between visits to a primary care provider,” says Nancy Gagliano, MinuteClinic’s chief medical officer. “For the more than 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, we believe MinuteClinic can be a valuable, long-term member of the patient care team, working in tandem with physicians and other medical professionals to ensure that diabetics can access the care they need to stay on top of their condition.”
Diabetes patients who take advantage of the diabetes-monitoring package will each receive a Roche Accu-Chek 360° View tool to take with them. The tracking tool provides a quick snapshot of a patient’s blood sugar patterns — something that can’t be done simply by looking at a logbook — and also helps with monitoring meal sizes and energy and activity levels at specific times.
Details about the package are at www.minuteclinic.com/diabetes. The package is available through August 31 or while supplies last, and it is not offered in Maryland or Massachusetts. Patients must be age 18 or older, and there is a limit of one package per customer.
People can be screened for diabetes through October during CVS/pharmacy’s To Your Health program. Events offer participating adults $150 worth of screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low bone density (osteoporosis) and poor vision.