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Cub Pharmacy to offer diabetes management program
April 11th, 2012
MINNETONKA, Minn. – Cub Pharmacy is joining UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA), giving Cub Foods pharmacy customers access to the alliance's Diabetes Control Program for managing type 2 diabetes.
Plans call for the DPCA's Diabetes Control Program to be offered at 62 Cub Pharmacy locations in Minnesota.
Through the program, the Supervalu Inc. chain will provide patient education and support from trained pharmacists by appointment to help people with diabetes better control their condition and reduce the risk of developing complications, such as cardiovascular, kidney and eye disease.
Pharmacists in the Cub Pharmacy locations will perform blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure testing and provide patients with on-the-spot results, enabling them to get immediate feedback on their status and 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. Cub pharmacists are well-positioned to improve our patients' health due to their accessibility, training and experience in coordinating health care services," Chris Dimos, president of Supervalu Pharmacies, said in a statement.
Other chain drug retailers in the DPCA include Walgreens, Safeway, Albertsons, Kroger and Winn-Dixie.
"We welcome Cub Pharmacy as a new Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance partner and look forward to working together to help people learn how to take control of their diabetes and improve their health," stated Deneen Vojta, senior vice president at UnitedHealth Group and chief clinical officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance. "The DPCA programs are based on the clinically proven National Diabetes Prevention Program, which has had an impact on the nation's diabetes epidemic, and new partners like Cub Pharmacy are helping to broaden the reach of these programs to help individuals, families and communities live healthier lives."