Rite Aid pharmacists help diabetes patients manage disease

December 17, 2012

Rite Aid pharmacies in the Cleveland, Ohio area are participating in a Diabetes Control Program (DCP) through UnitedHealth Group to help patients manage their disease, according to a Rite Aid statement.

 

Rite Aid pharmacies in the Cleveland, Ohio area are participating in a Diabetes Control Program (DCP) through UnitedHealth Group to help patients manage their disease, according to a Rite Aid statement.

DCP, which is part of UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance initiative, is free for Cleveland-area residents who are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans.

The program is available at 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in the Cleveland area. Through the program, Rite Aid pharmacists will offer private, one-on-one educational and supportive consultations. Pharmacists will also monitor patient's progress and success with regimens, and they will review patients' blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol levels.

"Rite Aid is a longstanding partner in the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance. By broadening its reach in the Cleveland area, Rite Aid is helping more people who must deal with diabetes every day learn how to take control of the disease, make healthy lifestyle changes and improve their health," said Deneen Vojta, MD, senior vice president, UnitedHealth Group and chief clinical officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.