MINNETONKA, Minn. — Another retailer has joined the UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative designed to help address the growing epidemic of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
UnitedHealth Group said Safeway now is offering the DPCA's diabetes control program at stores located in Tucson, Ariz., and eventually will extend the program to include Seattle-area stores. In-store pharmacists in select Safeway locations will conduct blood-glucose, cholesterol and blood-pressure testing services for program participants and provide them with on-the-spot results, enabling patients to get immediate feedback on their status or progress in managing their diabetes.
Other participating retailers include Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Albertsons and Kroger, along with UnitedHealth Group, the Y and Novo Nordisk.
“Safeway continues to be a leader in advancing innovative solutions to help our customers live healthier lives, and providing tools and services to prevent disease,” Safeway SVP pharmacy, health and wellness Darren Singer said. “Diabetes continues to take a devastating toll on families and communities, and through Safeway’s participation in the DPCA, we are helping provide greater access to care for our customers and helping them manage and take control of this disease.”