CAMP HILL, Pa. — Nearly 1,200 Rite Aid stores nationwide will host Diabetes Solutions Days from Nov. 2-4 offering free health screenings and self-management solutions to patients living with diabetes, care-givers and those concerned about diabetes.
Visitors also can get vaccinated against flu and/or pneumonia for $24.99 or $50 respectively, although many insurance plans including Medicare cover the cost. Vaccinations are especially important for diabetes patients because flu and pneumonia combine for the deaths of 10,000 to 30,000 diabetes patients annually, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The free events on Nov. 2, 3 or 4, depending on location, are listed online by zip code. They run from 2 to 6 p.m., do not require an appointment and are part of Rite Aid's year-round focus to help diabetes patients take the best care of themselves.
Free activities at the clinics include cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure screenings, Body Mass Index (BMI) readings, personal pharmacist consultations, information and training on how to use glucose meters, coupons for and samples of the latest at-home diabetes care products, and a raffle at each location for a $50 Rite Aid gift card.