HEALTHY LIVING WITH
DIABETES

Drug Mart is committed to providing exceptional & supportive diabetes care.

HEALTHY LIVING WITH
DIABETES

Drug Mart is committed to providing
exceptional & supportive diabetes care.

Diabetes-Specific Care at Drug Mart Pharmacy

Our trained pharmacists can become a trusted healthcare resource if you are living with diabetes. We aim to provide a network of support that will help lead you through the intricate diabetes management process, which includes physical activity, diet and appropriate use of insulin and oral medications to lower blood sugar levels.

At Drug Mart, you can expect to receive:

  • Professional and private counseling
  • Diabetes management tools
  • Self-management strategies
  • Diabetic & diagnostic supplies
  • Free blood glucose monitor
We understand the challenges of living with diabetes can some times feel overwhelming, and we believe that individualized support is key to helping you lead a successful, healthy life. Let us be a part of your team.

How can we help you?

Fill out this form and a member of the pharmacy staff will contact you. For faster service, call us at (800) 877-0337.

Trust a pharmacy that is experienced in diabetes care.

At Drug Mart, we have extensive experience filling prescriptions for patients with diabetes. Our pharmacists are experts and will answer any questions you may have about treatment, interactions or side effects.

Our pharmacists are ready to provide you with valuable resources to educate you about medications for managing diabetes. Our pharmacists routinely educate patients on the proper use of diabetic testing supplies, insulin delivery systems, and oral medications. We also find solutions for patients without insurance who may find the cost of certain medications for diabetes too high.

We collaborate with you and your doctor to stress the importance of adherence to your treatment for effectively controlling your condition. For successful management, we will make sure that you understand how to monitor your diabetes, adhere to your doctor’s treatment plan with the proper use of your medications, and know the importance of diet and exercise.

OUR SERVICES

Pharmacy Team on Call

Access to specially trained pharmacists 24/7. Speak directly to a pharmacist about how to better manage your diabetes.

Financial Support

We help enroll patients in copay and other financial assistance programs. Our goal is to get you the medicines you need at the lowest cost.

Free Prescription Delivery

Drug Mart offers free prescription pickup and delivery. We offer free same day delivery in NJ and free next day shipping to NY & PA.

Medication In Stock

We know how important it is to not miss a dose. Drug Mart keeps all the medications for diabetes in stock.

In Network Pharmacy

We accept most prescription insurance plans, all Medicare Part D Plans, Medicaid, TriCare, and major HMOs. Our staff gets prior authorizations approved from insurance plans expeditiously.

Multilingual Staff

Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish. It is very important for us to make sure every person is counseled and knowledgeable in how to take their medicine.

FAQs

Our pharmacists are experts at communicating the best way to manage diabetes using an individualized approach. We routinely counsel patients on diabetes medications, including the latest insulin delivery devices. We provide you with valuable treatment resources and cost savings when possible. You can rest assured that you have picked a partner who will work with you and your doctor to achieve your treatment goals.

Yes. Drug Mart Pharmacy stocks most diabetes medications, including the latest insulin delivery systems.

Drug Mart offers free prescription delivery to any location (home or office) in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania.

Drug Mart is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. If you live in one of these States, complete the form at Get Started, and our pharmacy team will handle the rest.

Yes. Drug Mart offers the blister pack, multi-dose medication packaging to any patient who take more than 5 medications per day. Each pack is made up of 28 individual blisters containing a person’s prescribed medication for a specific time and date. This service is completely free-of-charge.

Manufacturers have prescription copay assistance programs. Our staff is trained to find these savings and help lower the price you pay for your diabetes prescription.

Our staff at Drug Mart can help enroll you in State assistance programs if you qualify or find financial assistance through a foundation or the manufacturer so you get your medicine right away.

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies.

There are three main types of diabetes – type 1, type 2 and gestational.

  • Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but occurs most frequently in children and adolescents. When you have type 1 diabetes, your body produces very little or no insulin, which means that you need daily insulin injections to maintain blood glucose levels under control.
  • Type 2 diabetes is more common in adults and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes cases. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make good use of the insulin that it produces. The cornerstone of type 2 diabetes treatment is healthy lifestyle, including increased physical activity and healthy diet. However, over time most people with type 2 diabetes will require oral drugs and/or insulin to keep their blood glucose levels under control.
  • Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a type of diabetes that consists of high blood glucose during pregnancy and is associated with complications to both mother and child. GDM usually disappears after pregnancy but women affected and their children are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This causes diabetes by leaving the body without enough insulin to function normally.

This is called an autoimmune reaction, or autoimmune cause, because the body is attacking itself.

There is no specific diabetes causes, but the following triggers may be involved:

  • Viral or bacterial infection
  • Chemical toxins within food
  • Unidentified component causing autoimmune reaction

Underlying genetic disposition may also be a type 1 diabetes cause.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes causes are usually multifactorial – more than one diabetes cause is involved. Often, the most overwhelming factor is a family history of type 2 diabetes. This is the most likely type 2 diabetes cause.

There are a variety of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, any or all of which increase the chances of developing the condition. These include:

  • Obesity
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Increasing age
  • Bad diet

Gestational Diabetes

The causes of diabetes in pregnancy also known as gestational diabetes remain unknown. However, there are a number of risk factors that increase the chances of developing this condition:

  • Family history of gestational diabetes
  • Overweight or obese
  • Suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Have had a large baby weighing over 9lb

Causes of gestational diabetes may also be related to ethnicity – some ethnic groups have a higher risk of gestational diabetes.

Early signs of diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Feeling very tired
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow healing of cuts and wounds
  • Tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands or feet
  • Patches of dark skin
  • Itching and yeast infections

Here are 13 ways to help avoid getting type 2 diabetes:

  1. Cut sugar and refined carbs from your diet.
  2. Work out regularly.
  3. Drink water as your primary beverage.
  4. Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese.
  5. Quit smoking.
  6. Follow a very-low-carb diet.
  7. Watch portion sizes.
  8. Avoid sedentary behaviors.
  9. Eat a high-fiber diet.
  10. Optimize vitamin d levels.
  11. Minimize your intake of processed foods.
  12. Drink coffee or tea.
  13. Consider taking these natural herbs: curcumin and berberine.

Diabetes is a condition that affects blood sugar levels and causes many serious health problems if left untreated or uncontrolled. There is no cure for diabetes, but it can go into remission. People can manage it with medication and lifestyle changes.

Red meat and processed red meat are both linked to type 2 diabetes. Processed meats like bacon, hot dogs, and deli meats are particularly bad because of their high levels of sodium and nitrites.

Medical studies into stress and its attendant effects on glucose levels have shown that psychological or mental stress can elevate glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes and a majority of type 1 diabetics. However, glucose levels may drop in some people with type 1.

Anyone who experiences tiredness, increased thirst, frequent urination, or weight loss should see a doctor, as these could indicate diabetes or another health problem. A routine health check often involves blood sugar testing, even if the person has no symptoms.

Getting diagnosed for diabetes begins with one of three tests. in most cases, your doctor will want to repeat a test that is high in order to confirm the diagnosis.

  • A fasting glucose test is a test of your blood sugar levels taken in the morning before you have eaten. A level of 126 mg/dL or higher may mean that you have diabetes.
  • An oral glucose tolerance test entails drinking a beverage containing glucose and then having your blood glucose levels checked every 30 to 60 minutes for up to three hours. If the glucose level is 200 mg/dL or higher at two hours, then you might have diabetes.
  • The A1c test is a simple blood test that shows your average blood sugar levels for the past two to three months. An A1c level of 6.5% or higher may mean you have diabetes.

The A1C test is a common blood test used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes and to monitor how well you’re managing your diabetes. The A1C test goes by many other names, including glycated hemoglobin, glycosylated hemoglobin, hemoglobin A1C and HbA1c.

An A1C level below 5.7 percent is considered normal. An A1C between 5.7 and 6.4 percent signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when the A1C is over 6.5 percent. For many people with type 2 diabetes, the goal is to lower A1C levels to a healthier percentage.

Treatments to manage diabetes include diet, exercise, medication, and insulin therapy.

Most people should look for a supplement that contains 100 percent Daily Value (%DV) of each of the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A (preferably in the form of beta-carotene)
  • Folic acid
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Zinc

People with diabetes may additionally want to look for a supplement that contains 100 percent DV for chromium and at least 25 percent DV for magnesium. (Multivitamins never contain 100 percent DV for magnesium because it won’t fit into a single pill.)

Here are seven herbs and supplements that may be of benefit to people with type 2 diabetes:

  • Aloe vera
  • Cinnamon
  • Bitter melon
  • Milk thistle
  • Fenugreek
  • Gymnema
  • Ginger

People should always work with a healthcare professional before taking any new herb or supplement.

The doctor may suggest starting with a lower dose and gradually increasing it until the person finds a suitable dose.

Some herbs can interact with other medications that do the same job, such as blood thinners and high blood pressure medications. It is essential to be aware of any interactions before starting a new supplement.

People should also ensure they obtain their herbs and supplements from a high-quality source.

Call us at the pharmacy and we’ll be glad to answer any questions. You can reach us at (800) 877-0337.

More FAQs. Find answers to commonly asked questions at Pharmacy FAQs.

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Chanice Dorsey
Chanice Dorsey
02:45 12 Mar 20
The staff at Drug Mart are truly an extension of my family. Vik offered me one of the greatest opportunities while in... nursing school, as a graduate, and as a working professional. He continues to encourage young adults to pursue their dreams and provides them with opportunities to be impactful within the community. You can’t get any better than this.read more
langston hannah
langston hannah
12:02 07 Mar 20
I am very pleased with the service that I receive from the pharmacy. The people who serve you are very helpful and... friendly and assist you in any way that they can. The pharmacist are well informed with your prescription needs, if there's a problem with anything you need they will do their best to resolve any issue you have. I recommend everyone to check them out and get their prescriptions filled at Drug Mart. I will always be a customer of Drug Mart because they are so good at what they do.read more
Yolanda Mesa
Yolanda Mesa
15:11 05 Mar 20
The best pharmacy I ever went. Staff is very polite and friendly. Very fast and they also deliver. One time I totally... forget about a medication and they went to my house.read more
tracey evans
tracey evans
16:32 03 Mar 20
Drug Mart is my family, I’ve been with them since day 1. I moved away for a few years to another state, I’ve been... back i NJ. a little over 5 years and I’m still a happy customer. They’re very friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful and understanding, prices are better then most..read more
Cassandra Hemby
Cassandra Hemby
21:33 28 Feb 20
I so appreciate the dear people @Drug Mart! I am recovering from cancer and one day while in Chemotherapy I was told I... would need a certain cream right away, but I wouldn't be able to pick it up that day.however there is this very courteous and sweet young lady named Michele that assured me it would be delivered to me in at my daughter's home in Woodbridge, NJ, because that is where I go after having treatment.The kind of caring and compassion received there have made the staff endearing to me and has restored my faith in customer service again.read more
Denise Eady
Denise Eady
20:38 24 Feb 20
I love this place. Best pharmacy around!!!. I have been using this pharmacy since it opened. Whenever I walk in,... everyone is very cordial and always pleasant and with a smile, and they always greet me by nmy name. Vic and the other Pharmacists are very knowledgeable, and the staff takes the time to explain any new medications in detail. If you are not able to pick up your prescriptions, they do HOME delivery which is great. I transferred from Walgreens pharmacy and I am so glad I did!!!read more
Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt
21:05 22 Feb 20
The quality of service provided by the pharmacist and the staff is excellent! I wouldn't go to any other pharmacy. They... truly care.read more
Cindy Hall
Cindy Hall
15:21 20 Feb 20
I never have to wait. This is the best pharmacy I ever went to. I highly recommend them to everyone!
Maisha Bryant
Maisha Bryant
00:32 20 Feb 20
I have known Vik and his family since they opened. They have bright back what it means to have a home town family... operated pharmacy. He remembers you, that you have had a baby etc. He is compassionate and always goes above and beyond. He trains his staff to pursue their own dreams. Some have gone on to school. My prayer is that God gives him a long healthy life and that his business continues to prosper. Oh and BTW if you move he does mail order so he can continue to be your pharmacist no need to switch!read more
Sharel E. Gordon-Love
Sharel E. Gordon-Love
19:46 19 Feb 20
My family has been with Drug Mart since they first open and we’ve received top notch service every single time. Vic... and the staff are very friendly, and we are greeted with a smileread more
Tammy Nichols
Tammy Nichols
23:23 18 Feb 20
I used to get my prescriptions at Cvs. But when Drug Mart open close to my house i figured I give then a try and have... not looked back. The staff is always kind, helpful, and considerate. LOVE THIS PLACE.❤read more
Yolanda Parker
Yolanda Parker
20:50 17 Feb 20
I enjoyed the customer service I experience when I go into this store the friendly atmosphere the warm welcome you get... upon entering and exitingread more
Mike Webb
Mike Webb
16:48 06 Feb 20
Great being able to pick up my meds at this pharmacy. They are the best!
Janet Bynum
Janet Bynum
18:21 28 Jan 20
Leaving his experience I had with Drug Mart it's coming there getting my medication and then delivering it to me very... happy who had Drug Mart in my life far as my medications is concerned I don't have to call for refills they deliver them to me I've been the drug mart play my medications concern about 7 years or more appreciate the people they appreciate me I'm happy with Drug Mart this is my the best pharmacist that I know thank youread more
james hunter
james hunter
21:25 24 Jan 20
Always ready to help! Any way possible thank you for all your years of service!
Michelle Reyes
Michelle Reyes
21:03 24 Jan 20
Awesome staff always willing to help out 🙂
cindy ortega
cindy ortega
20:41 24 Jan 20
I love this pharmacy. Everyone makes you feel like your family. Any issues with prescription they try to resolve it... asap. I recommend this pharmacy to everyone.read more
jacqueline wells
jacqueline wells
19:33 31 Dec 19
Drug mart has the most pleasant employees and the service is swift I can't say enough good things about this pharmacy... Thanks for your years of dedication and service in our communityread more
Chris Hanington
Chris Hanington
13:47 18 Jul 19
These people take great care of THEIR people. Impressive!
R Turner
R Turner
21:57 01 Jun 19
I've been going here for years since my doctor recommended this pharmacy. They're busier now then when I first started... but their service is still top notch. Thanks again for all your help!read more
John Aleksandrowicz
John Aleksandrowicz
22:21 14 Apr 19
Great pharmacy with great customer service. Vik is great. He obviously cares about people and understands the needs of... each. Thank you!read more
Karen T
Karen T
18:54 06 Jan 19
This pharmacy is the best! I left Walgreens and very glad I did. They take the time to explain my medicines and know me... by name. I recommended them to all my family and friends.read more
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