CVS/pharmacy offering National Diabetes Month perks

November is National Diabetes Month, and CVS/pharmacy is taking notice.

As part of its ExtraCare Advantage program, in which members receive a store card that affords them discounts and deals, people can sign up to become part of the ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program. Members will receive more than $130 in savings from Diabetes Health magazine and access to free glucose screenings at the nation's largest stores in November.

"Currently, one in 10 Americans is living with diabetes and managing this disease can be both overwhelming and expensive, whether a patient has been newly diagnosed or has been managing their diabetes for years," said Papatya Tankut, VP of pharmacy affairs at CVS/pharmacy. "We created our ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program to provide resources and savings to those who are managing this chronic condition and their caregivers.

Easy access to discounted supplies, online resources

After enrollment, patients can also earn "Extra Bucks," which afford them discounts on diabetes supplies such as glucose strips and meters. The program also includes online resources, like an "Ask Our Pharmacist" center, videos and diabetic-friendly recipes.

"Every 17 seconds, another American is diagnosed with diabetes," stated Tankut . "CVS/pharmacy is committed to being a resource for patients dealing with a new diagnosis or looking for ways to cut health costs without sacrificing care. Our pharmacists and our diabetes support programs are resources that patients can turn to for information and advice."

The discounts in Diabetes Health include special offers on diabetic products from brand partners that are currently sold at CVS. The program is free and open to all members currently enrolled in the ExtraCare Advantage Program.

Source: Sacramento Bee

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