HEALTHY LIVING WITH
Drug Mart is committed to providing exceptional & supportive diabetes care.
HEALTHY LIVING WITH
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
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.
Pharmacy Team on Call
Access to specially trained pharmacists 24/7. Speak directly to a pharmacist about how to better manage your diabetes.
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.
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.
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:
- Living a sedentary lifestyle
- Increasing age
- Bad diet
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:
- Cut sugar and refined carbs from your diet.
- Work out regularly.
- Drink water as your primary beverage.
- Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese.
- Quit smoking.
- Follow a very-low-carb diet.
- Watch portion sizes.
- Avoid sedentary behaviors.
- Eat a high-fiber diet.
- Optimize vitamin d levels.
- Minimize your intake of processed foods.
- Drink coffee or tea.
- 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
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
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
- Bitter melon
- Milk thistle
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.