Loblaw to extend Get Checked Now program

Education sessions, store tours added

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Canada-based drug store chain Loblaw has extended its Get Checked Now diabetes program, the company announced Thursday.

The program, which is offered at participating in-store Loblaw pharmacy and DRUGstore pharmacy locations, offers personalized computerized diabetes risk assessments, as well as a customized printout for patients. This year, however, Loblaw said the Get Checked Now program will offer two types of education sessions led by a Canadian Diabetes Association community presenter, as well as diabetes-friendly cooking classes and dietitian-led store tours, which will show patients how to read food labels and make healthy food choices.

"Working with the Canadian Diabetes Association is another example of Loblaw's commitment to help Canadians live healthier lives," Loblaw SVP pharmacy Bobbi Reinholdt said. "Our pharmacists can provide personalized diabetes risk assessments at any time as well as education on managing diabetes, including diabetes medication reviews. Loblaw and its pharmacies aim to support Canadians' healthier lifestyle goals in a one-stop shop experience."

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