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Rite Aid schedules Diabetes Solution Day clinics
October 21st, 2010
CAMP HILL, Pa. – Early next month, Rite Aid Corp. plans to hold Diabetes Solutions Days at about 1,200 stores across the country.
The drug store chain said Thursday that Diabetes Solutions Days will be held Nov. 2, 3 or 4 at participating stores and will offer free health screenings and self-management solutions to patients living with diabetes, caregivers and those concerned about diabetes.
Free activities at the annual diabetes clinics include cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure screenings, body mass index (BMI) readings, personal pharmacist consultations, information and training on how to use glucose meters, coupons for and samples of the latest at-home diabetes care products, and a raffle at each location for a $50 Rite Aid gift card.
Rite Aid added that a free 20-page Diabetes Guide developed with the American Diabetes Association is available now in all of its stores and online at www.riteaid.com/diabetes. The guide identifies the risk factors for diabetes and includes important information on diabetes management through diet and medications, along with an annual checklist for checkups. The guide also addresses gestational and type 2 diabetes, which can be partially controlled through proper diet and exercise. Patient management tools in the guide include journals to record blood glucose, food and medications.
In addition, Rite Aid said clinic attendees can get vaccinated against flu and/or pneumonia for $24.99 or $50, respectively. The chain noted that accinations are especially important for diabetes patients because flu and pneumonia combined play a role in the deaths of 10,000 to 30,000 diabetes patients annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.