INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets is catering to the nearly half-million Hoosiers who have diabetes with its new “Eat Right Live Right With Diabetes” initiative.
The new program is also designed for those with prediabetes, a condition in which a person’s blood-glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for an actual diagnosis.
Eat Right Live Right features health content from Mayo Clinic professionals on topics like monitoring and testing, medication and treatment options, exercise and nutrition. The program also features “Inspired,” an online cookbook updated quarterly with diabetes-friendly recipes and step-by-step video demos viewable on smartphones.
A Marsh pharmacist and registered dietitian are also featured in how-to videos about interpreting food labels and proper use of the over-the-counter medication.
The new resources compliment Marsh’s Diabetes Care pharmacy program, now extended through May 31, 2013. Under Diabetes Care, 40 Marsh and MainStreet Market pharmacies in Indiana offer oral diabetes medicine and lancets for testing blood sugar at no cost to Marsh customers. Since the launch of the service last November, nearly 6,000 prescriptions for free diabetes drugs have been filled.