Keasbey, NJ - According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million people – close to 8% of the U.S. population – has a form of diabetes. The most common type, Type 2 diabetes, is on the rise and has been linked to rising obesity rates.
One of the best ways to keep diabetes in check is to follow your doctor’s advice, incorporating a healthy diet, exercising and using prescribed medicines as instructed by your healthcare practitioner.
Keeping true to its mission of delivering outstanding customer service and value, ShopRite is helping its customers stay healthy by offering free medication and information to customers with diabetes.
On Sunday, June 6, ShopRite began providing free diabetes medications to all customers, with or without insurance, at ShopRite Pharmacies across Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. To take part in the program, customers must have a valid prescription from their doctor. There is no membership or other commitment required. There will be seven different drugs, in varying strengths offered in the program, and the free medications will be a 30-day supply, based on common dosing. For a complete list of eligible medications and program details, please visit ShopRite.com.
ShopRite Pharmacies are educating customers about living with diabetes including tips on healthy meal planning. Select ShopRite stores that have on-site dietitians can provide one-on-one consultations offering advice on how to shop the store to find the best options for a diabetic diet and prepare meals for people with diabetes.
“ShopRite has always had a commitment to consumer education, helping our customers understand their food choices, so they can eat right and stay healthy. Our pharmacies offer information on medical conditions and our dietitians are an invaluable service – providing food and nutrition counseling. These are just a few of the unique services that make ShopRite the go-to place for our customers,” said Karen Meleta, ShopRite spokesperson.
For more information about living with diabetes, visit the Health and Wellness section of ShopRite.com or send a question to ShopRite’s Corporate Dietitian, Natalie Menza at “Ask the Dietitian” on ShopRite.com.
In addition to the free diabetes medications, ShopRite has expanded its already existing 90-day, generic drug program by offering a 30-day supply of generic medications for $3.99. The $9.99 (90-Day) generic drug program provides customers an additional savings on more than 375 commonly prescribed generic drugs used to treat a wide range of medical conditions including: Allergy and Asthma, Anti Viral, Arthritis Pain and Cholesterol, among others.
“At ShopRite, our goal is to provide the best service and every day low prices. When you combine our new FREE Diabetes Medication program, along with our 30-day/$3.99 and 90-day/$9.99 generic drug programs, we provide our customers with a comprehensive solution for meeting their prescription needs,” continued Ms. Meleta.