This summer, MinuteClinic is offering a free diabetes monitoring package.

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MinuteClinic serves up free diabetes monitoring

June 3rd, 2011

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – This summer, MinuteClinic is offering a free diabetes monitoring package.

The CVS Caremark retail health clinic subsidiary said Friday that the The complimentary monitoring package, administered by a MinuteClinic practitioner, includes hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose tests, a blood pressure check, a body mass index (BMI) test, a cholesterol test, a foot exam, and a 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," stated 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 an Accu-Chek 360 degree View tool to take with them. The tracking tool provides a quick snapshot of a patient's blood sugar patterns and helps with monitoring meal sizes and energy and activity levels at specific times.

The free monitoring package is available through Aug. 31 or while supplies last and is not offered in Maryland or Massachusetts, CVS Caremark said. Patients must be 18 years of age or older, and there is a limit of one monitoring package per customer.

Roche, the maker of Accu-Chek products, is sponsoring the free diabetes monitoring package program, according to CVS Caremark.