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Walgreens Offering Free Diabetes Testing for Diabetes Awareness Month

To commemorate Diabetes Awareness Month, the pharmacy is offering a variety of free services.

Walgreens is teaming up with the company’s Health Corners, Village Medical at Walgreens, and third-party clinics to offer complimentary diabetes services, including education and free A1C and blood glucose testing.

Walgreens is offering the services from November 9-16 to commemorate Diabetes Awareness Month.

The number of people with prediabetes and diabetes is rising at an alarming rate, Walgreens said in a press release.1 There are currently 96 million American adults, 1 in 3, who have prediabetes and more than 37 million Americans – about 1 in 10 – are living with diabetes, Walgreens noted.

“Walgreens understands how outcomes-focused, community-driven health care can make all the difference for people living with chronic conditions like diabetes,” said Brad Ulrich, Walgreens Pharmacy Operations and Services group vice president. “No matter where you are in your journey with diabetes, Walgreens is here to provide services that support better disease management and healthy living.”

The retailer invests in special training to equip pharmacists with expert knowledge about medications, continuous glucose monitors, nutrition, how to keep A1C and blood glucose levels on target, and more, Walgreens said. More than 20,000 pharmacists have completed this training to date.

“Diabetes Awareness Month is a chance to learn more about all types of diabetes and remind people that in addition to the help you get from loved ones and friends, you can lean on Walgreens for support,” said Jamal Downer, pharmacist and pharmacy manager for a New York city-based Walgreens.

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Walgreens is offering free A1C testing, blood glucose testing, and complimentary diabetes education at participating Walgreens Health Corner locations and third-party clinics, along with complimentary diabetes education at all Village Medical at Walgreens locations.

The company’s "expansive diabetes product offerings" include a large assortment of Walgreens brand health and wellness items like blood glucose meters and testing strips, blood pressure monitors, vitamins and supplements, and foot care products.

It is also featuring new Walgreens brand pen needles “that offer cost savings and fit all insulin pens on the market today,” the retailer said.

Reference

1. Walgreens teams up with its Health Corners and clinic partners to expand access to complimentary diabetes services during Diabetes Awareness Month. News release. Walgreens. November 4, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://news.walgreens.com/press-center/walgreens-teams-up-with-its-health-corners-and-clinic-partners-to-expand-access-to-complimentary-diabetes-services-during-diabetes-awareness-month.htm


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