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Pharmasave Supports Canadians in Managing Diabetes

Community pharmacists help people understand their risk and manage their condition effectively. Pharmasave encourages Canadians to understand their personal diabetes risk and receive support from Pharmasave pharmacists if they learn they are at risk or have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Diabetes is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects approximately 3.4 million Canadians, of whom only 10% were born with it. 1 An additional 6 million Canadians have pre-diabetes, which is a condition where blood sugars are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many are unaware they have pre-diabetes, and without treatment, 1 in 2 will go on to develop diabetes. 3 Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many serious complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease, loss of vision and amputation of the lower limbs. Read more

Blue Circle Campaign supports Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada will kick off its Diabetes Awareness Month activities this November with a Blue Circle Campaign at Pharmasave locations across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The blue circle symbol, developed by the International Diabetes Federation, is used to signify the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic. It’s easy to purchase a blue circle at check-out to support Diabetes Canada, including the D-Camps program for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. Read more

Pharmasave and UBC aim to reduce medication use in diabetes

Starting immediately, 13 Pharmasave stores across British Columbia are taking part in a pharmacist-led clinical trial which utilizes a therapeutic nutrition program to support the goal of reducing the need for glucose-lowering medications in patients with type 2 diabetes. Read more

Diabetes detective

Trying to keep blood sugar levels under control requires frequent monitoring, so home testing kits are particularly helpful. Read more

Diabetes

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. Learn how to reduce your risk of eye damage due to diabetes. Read more

All about diabetes

In Canada, over 3 million people have diabetes, and about one-third of adults with the condition are unaware that they have it. Read more

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