November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – Are You Prepared?

Posted Nov. 3, 2014

Here are some suggestions for what you can do to promote diabetes awareness in your pharmacy:

  • Place diabetic supplies in a prominent display for the diabetics who do business in your store.
  • Host a free glucose screening day and encourage potential diabetic patients to make appointments with their doctor.
  • Use signage to provide education on the symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes as well as preventing diabetes through a healthy lifestyle.

More information and educational materials are available on the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) website, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:  http://ndep.nih.gov/ as well as the American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/