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MINNETONKA, Minn. — Supervalu banner Shop 'n Save Pharmacy has joined the UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
As part of the alliance, Shop 'n Save Pharmacy now is offering the DPCA diabetes control program at 26 locations in the St. Louis metro area. Through the program, the retailer will provide patient education and support from trained pharmacists by appointment to help people with diabetes better control their condition and reduce the risk of developing such complications as cardiovascular, kidney and eye disease. What's more, pharmacists in these select Shop 'n Save Pharmacy 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.
Currently, DPCA services are available at no additional out-of-pocket cost to participants enrolled in employer-provided health insurance plans through UnitedHealthcare and Medica in select markets.
"Supervalu is proud to partner with the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to help make an impact on the nation’s diabetes epidemic through equipping and empowering patients to improve their health. Shop 'n Save pharmacists are well-positioned to improve our patients' health due to their accessibility, training and experience in coordinating health care services," Supervalu pharmacies president Chris Dimos said.
Shop 'n Save serves the greater St. Louis, Mo., Springfield, Ill. and Jerseyville, Ill., areas and also operates a store in Peoria, Ill.