Shop 'n Save Pharmacy has joined UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

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Shop 'n Save Pharmacy joins diabetes alliance

March 23rd, 2012

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Shop 'n Save Pharmacy has joined UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

The Supervalu Inc. supermarket chain and UnitedHealth said Friday that the move will give Shop 'n Save Pharmacy customers access to the alliance's community-based Diabetes Control Program, which is based on curriculum that has been clinically proven to help control type 2 diabetes.

Shop 'n Save Pharmacy is now offering the Diabetes Control Program at 26 locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Through the program, the chain will provide patient education and support from trained pharmacists by appointment to help people with diabetes better control their condition and lower their risk of developing complications such as cardiovascular, kidney and eye disease. In addition, pharmacists in the 26 locations will perform blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure tests for participants and provide them with on-the-spot results, enabling patients to get immediate feedback on their status or progress in managing their diabetes.

"Supervalu is proud to partner with the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to help make an impact on the nation's diabetes epidemic through equipping and empowering patients to improve their health," Chris Dimos, president of Supervalu Pharmacies, said in a statement. "Shop 'n Save pharmacists are well-positioned to improve our patients' health due to their accessibility, training and experience in coordinating health care services."

Other retail pharmacy chains in the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance include, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Albertsons and Kroger.

"With Shop 'n Save Pharmacy as a new Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance partner, even more people with diabetes can take control of their health,," stated Deneen Vojta, senior vice president, UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization. "By aligning with partners such as Shop 'n Save, we are able to provide greater access to important resources in the community and make greater progress in the fight against the diabetes epidemic in our country."