If you have diabetes, you should know that your pharmacist is one of the best sources of help in managing your blood sugar levels. According to a recent two-year study, diabetic patients who were counseled by pharmacists fared better at managing their blood sugar levels than patients who relied solely on standard treatment. This study suggests that pharmacists are underutilized health professionals who have proven ability in managing diabetic patients. Over the two-year period, the medical and drug costs of the pharmacist-assisted patients were roughly equal to those receiving standard care; however, researchers project that the pharmacist-managed patients will benefit from greater cost reduction in the longer run (five to ten years) due to better management of the disease.
Are you a diabetic? If you take one or several medications, be sure to talk to one of our pharmacists at Med-Fast Pharmacy for clarification. As long as your doctor and pharmacist monitor your medications carefully, the benefits can far outweigh the risks.
- Our services include:
- Education on blood sugar, diet and fitness routine
- One-on-one counseling
- Insulin Management
For more information on Diabetes Education Classes call 724-561-7342