Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with almost 100 million people having been diagnosed as being either diabetic, or in a pre-diabetic state. To that end, the medical attention, care and equipment needed to deal with diabetes physicians, the medical field and pharmacies are looking for ways to support these patients as they deal with this serious disease. Seaside Pharmacy, for example, carries diabetic supplies in Rancho Palos Verdes as part of their “Diabetic Care” program.
Patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes often need what seems to them, a bewildering variety of supplies and medications. No less daunting is the new information that needs to be assimilated so that they can work with their physicians to manage this disease. As part of the effort to educate and provide patients with the information and supplies they need, Seaside Pharmacy provides not only medication, but a variety of diabetic supplies in Rancho Palos Verdes. Meters and testing strips, special shoes and compression stockings are just the beginning. They also offer demonstrations of the equipment that is used to manage blood glucose levels. Staff is available to answer the many questions that come with this disease and to show patients how to use the equipment, as well as answer other questions.
In addition to providing comprehensive diabetic supplies in Rancho Palos Verdes, Seaside Pharmacy has a special monthly program called “The Sweet Spot” which selects a topic of interest to patients with diabetes, where they can learn, ask questions and gain support from a group of fellow diabetics. This professionally crafted educational experience, provides monthly handouts, education, logbooks and other useful information for diabetics and can only be found at especially chartered pharmacies, such as Seaside Pharmacy.
Diabetes is a serious illness and one that has long-term impact for a patient. The long-term complications of diabetes can lead to such serious consequences as arteriosclerosis and serious foot problems, including gangrene and possible amputation. A patient needs to learn to care for themselves as quickly as possible after an initial diagnosis. to prevent these complications.
Contact Seaside Pharmacy, providers of diabetic supplies in Rancho Palos Verdes, and a host of “The Sweet Spot” for further information about any of these services.
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