A Dose of Advice

Type 1 diabetes usually appears at an early age and is treated with insulin injections, whereas type 2 diabetes develops over time and involves preventable risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. In both cases, adopting healthy lifestyle habits and monitoring your blood sugar levels are key.

Ron’s Pharmacist Leads the Way

“When I first received my diagnosis, I was worried,” Ron remembers. “I had never taken good care of my health—I knew I had to turn my life around, and the worst was having to prick myself with a needle every day. My pharmacist, Paul, walked me through every aspect—giving myself injections, monitoring my blood sugar, even making changes to my diet. I felt like I had a plan of action.”

Making Progress One Day At A Time

“My team and I worked with Ron to minimize the impact of his condition. First, I made it clear that he would have to be patient, as gaining control of his diabetes wouldn’t happen overnight. I explained the basics to him, and gave him tips and tools to eat better and lose weight. He’s getting there, one day at a time.”

A Dose of Advice

Your pharmacist can provide support with practical skills like how to use your glucometer or how to inject insulin, if that’s a part of your therapy. They’ll also help you understand your medication and how to avoid an episode of low blood sugar. Your pharmacist can help you understand your treatment, what each medication does, and how to make sure it doesn’t interfere with foods, natural products, or other medications you may be taking.

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