CARY, N.C. — Pharmacy benefits manager Paramount Rx is sponsoring Supervalu Inc.’s 10th annual My Diabetes Coach campaign to raise consumer awareness about the risks of diabetes and help people with diabetes better manage the disease.
Paramount Rx said that through June 17, shoppers are can visit a Supervalu Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy or Shop ‘n Save store for a diabetes risk assessment by a pharmacist, without an appointment. Those determined to be at risk for diabetes also will receive a free glucose screening.
The diabetes risk assessment involves seven general health questions and, based on the person’s answers, the pharmacist may recommend and administer a blood glucose test. The fingerstick test provides immediate results and categorizes blood glucose within a range of normal to high limits. Those whose level is considered high are urged to consult with a doctor for further testing.
“By explaining diabetes risk factors and conducting regular screenings, we can help communities take control of their health,” Ken Hammond, chief executive officer of Paramount Rx, said in a statement. “We’re proud to support this program and empower participants on their journey to better health.”
Customers also can register for a free, 90-minute grocery tour with a specially trained pharmacist and a registered dietitian to learn how to read food labels to make smarter nutritional choices when food shopping. Participants will receive a reusable shopping bag and a coupon for $5 off any Wild Harvest food item.
Pharmacists, too, will conduct educational classes for patients with diabetes, including four one-on-one sessions. Free A1c tests, cholesterol tests and body mass index (BMI) assessments are offered as well during the individual sessions to help people better manage diabetes.
A full-service PBM, Paramount Rx has tailored programs to help their consumers save on medications with discounted prescriptions through a national network of more than 57,000 pharmacies.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,067 stores, composed of 1,850 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business,
Minneapolis-based Supervalu operates 195 supermarket combo stores, including pharmacies, under five retail banners and 22 stores operated under the Shop ‘n Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.