Wegmans introduces co-branded glucose monitoring system with Nipro
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Wegmans on Monday announced the availability of its co-branded blood-glucose monitoring systems: Nipro Diagnostics’ TrueResult system and True2go.
“Glucose self-monitoring, along with carbohydrate-counting, helps people with diabetes develop an everyday pattern with the best amounts and timing for food, exercise and insulin,” stated Wegmans nutrition and product labeling manager Jane Andrews. “Later on, they can use testing information to make adjustments. For example, they might check blood glucose levels just before going out for a 30-minute run, and results will help them decide how much extra carbohydrate to eat so that blood sugars don’t drop too low. "
Testing is key to staying on track, added Wegmans pharmacist Brian Pompo, coordinator of wellness and clinical services for pharmacy. “Your daily measures of blood glucose let you know if you have your diabetes under control, and give your healthcare providers the data they need to make therapy decisions.”
Sam’s Club takes children’s vitamins center stage
Positioned directly opposite the pharmacy counter, Sam’s Club has placed children’s supplementation center stage with this pallet display of Bayer HealthCare’s licensed Flintstone gummy vitamins. And as an extra "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for parents, Sam’s Club makes mention of the fact that supplemented nutrition is only 7 cents per day.
Survey finds adults most concerned about adding antioxidants to their diet
LOS ANGELES According to a consumer survey released Monday by Bossa Nova, half of adults ranked antioxidants as the top nutrient they are most concerned about adding to their diets — ahead of calcium, fiber and iron.
However, the online survey found that the majority of adults didn’t know which fruits provide the most antioxidants. For example, 32% of consumers mistakenly selected blueberries over acai berries for highest antioxidant content when selecting from a list of fruits that included blueberries, pomegranates, cranberries, red grapes and oranges. In addition, the company reported as many as 15% of consumers simply didn’t know which fruits were highest in the nutrient.
“These results tell us we have a long way to go in terms of educating the public about food and its health benefits,” stated Jeremy Adams, head of marketing for Bossa Nova.