Diabetes affects 25.8 million people or 8.3% of the U. S. population.
With such a high percentage of individuals affected by diabetes, Sugar River Pharmacy offers dedicated services to streamline diabetic care and maintenance. We offer a complete line of products including:
- Blood and glucose meters
- Test strips
- Injection supplies
In addition, Sugar River Pharmacy can transmit information from Abbott meters to your healthcare provider to facilitate insulin prescription adjustments. Our system uploads your most recent reading to your doctor’s office, enabling your physician or nurse practitioner to evaluate and adjust your insulin prescription. The adjusted dosage is then communicated back to the pharmacy so your prescription can be filled while you wait.
Reducing the Risk of Diabetes
Over five million people living in the United States are unaware that they have diabetes. The symptoms are often over-looked, but if ignored, the condition can cause long-term complications, including heart disease, hypertension, dental diseases and eye damage.
Diabetes symptoms include:
- Frequent thirst and passing of water
- Feeling tired or lethargic
- Blurry vision
- Cramps, often at night
- High rate of infections
- Numbness in hands or feet
If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, Ask a Pharmacist for more information about how diabetes, or other conditions, may be affecting your health.