FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. — In response to an increase in diagnosis of diabetes among adults, Supervalu last week expanded its Eating Healthy With Diabetes initiative beyond its Chicago area Jewel-Osco Pharmacies to include in-store pharmacy locations in 16 additional states. “With the rates of diabetes and obesity rising at an alarming pace, Supervalu Pharmacies hopes to address this public health concern through education. By teaching our patients and store customers how to make wise food and pharmacy choices, we believe our pharmacists can help patients with diabetes live longer and experience a better quality of life,” said Chris Dimos, president, Supervalu Pharmacies. Through November, select Supervalu Pharmacies will offer free “Eating Healthy With Diabetes” educational programming. Each two-hour program will provide guidance on setting diabetes health goals and feature a 90-minute tour throughout supermarket food aisles that teach participants how to read food labels, understand carbohydrates and make healthier food choices. The walking store tours, led by registered dietitians, are part of a comprehensive, informational program on diabetes health. Tour participants will also learn about other diabetes care and educational services available at Supervalu Pharmacies. These include group classes as well as individual services that can help consumers avoid hypoglycemia, ease fears of injecting insulin, and provide instruction on how to monitor blood glucose levels. These services are provided by specially trained Supervalu pharmacists.
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