ORLANDO, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores said Tuesday has joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, which supports expanding access to community-based pharmacy programs that use evidence-based approaches to help prevent and control diabetes.
Trained Winn-Dixie pharmacists in 29 select Winn-Dixie stores in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa will support patients enrolled in the Alliance’s Diabetes Control Program to help people with diabetes learn to better manage their condition and adhere to their physicians’ recommendations. After an initial visit, in-store pharmacists in the select Winn-Dixie locations will provide quarterly consultations to enrolled patients to evaluate their success in adhering to prescribed diabetes regimens and review patients’ test results for blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol.
“Diabetes is an epidemic that affects millions of people across the country,” said John Fegan, Winn-Dixie vice president, pharmacy, in a press statement. “By joining the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, Winn-Dixie is able to offer participating patients the support and resources they need to help them tackle this disease and improve their health.”
Winn-Dixie joins UnitedHealth Group, the Y, Walgreens, Novo Nordisk, Albertsons, Kroger and others as Alliance partners.
UnitedHealth Group created the alliance, in partnership with the YMCA and retail pharmacies, to help address the epidemic of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.