DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Monday announced the availability of free, downloadable materials to help community pharmacists educate patients about effective strategies for preventing and living with diabetes as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month.
“The diabetes population is expected to double by 2034, and we are committed to providing community pharmacists with the tools and resources they need to help these patients better understand and manage this disease," stated Christi Pedra, SVP marketing for Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical segment.
Cardinal Health is providing access to the following tools and materials:
- An interactive presentation, developed in partnership with CreativePharmacist.com, which helps pharmacists educate patients about diabetes awareness, risk prevention and daily management. The presentation also focuses on how patients can build their relationships with their local pharmacist to improve healthcare outcomes;
- Patient informational handouts that help the patient follow along with the interactive presentation, allowing the patient to record what they are learning about diabetes from their pharmacist;
- An ADA risk assessment form that helps patients identify whether they are at risk of developing the disease; and
- Promotional materials, including customizable bag clippers and flyers.
Cardinal Health also offers a Specialized Care Center focused on diabetes where participating pharmacies have access to an array of tools and resources to help position themselves as a local destination for diabetes care.