BOISE, Idaho — Albertson's LLC, which operates more than 200 stores across seven states under the Albertsons banner, announced it has joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
The retail grocery chain joins such companies as UnitedHealth Group, YMCA, Walgreens and Novo Nordisk as a DPCA partner. Albertson's LLC will participate in the DCPA's Diabetes Control Program, offering its customers community-based programs that help prevent and control diabetes.
In-store pharmacists in select Albertson’s LLC locations will conduct blood-glucose, cholesterol and blood-pressure testing services for program participants. Additionally, the in-store pharmacists will provide the participants with on-the-spot results, enabling patients to get immediate feedback on their status or progress in managing their diabetes.
The company now is offering the program at stores in Phoenix and Tucson, and will offer the program throughout other stores later this year.
“Diabetes is becoming increasingly pervasive in the United States and in the communities we serve,” said Raymond McCall, VP pharmacy operations for Albertson’s LLC. “By participating in the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, we are able to offer more specific disease management to participating patients that will help them control their diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”