Diabetes Education Program
Total Care Pharmacy’s diabetes education program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. People with diabetes make daily decisions about their self-care that ultimately impact their overall health. Self-management education is key to a diabetic’s success in reducing complications related to diabetes.
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, eye disease, kidney disease and nerve damage. Studies have shown self-management education will lower a person’s A1C by at least 1% which reduces complications due to diabetes by 30-40%. Proper foot care may also help prevent serious health difficulties that arise as a result of diabetes. Diabetic shoes lessen the possibility of foot amputation by 45-85%.
Who is eligible?
Anyone who has diabetes is eligible. A written referral and order from your physician are required.
Is the program covered by insurance?
The program is covered by Medicare Part B but other 3rd party insurances vary in coverage. Your diabetes educator can determine if you are eligible for coverage.
How does the program work?
Patients are actively engaged in the learning experience and each education plan is individualized to the patient’s needs and concerns.
There are seven target areas of education.
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Taking Medications
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping
- Reducing Risk
Patients will have follow-up appointments scheduled based on individual patient needs and class availability.
Call your local Total Care Pharmacy to schedule an appointment.
Diabetic? Have Medicare?
If you are diabetic and have Medicare, you may be eligible for a pair of shoes and 3 pairs of inserts.
Did you know people with diabetes can develop many related health conditions including problems with their feet? Custom fit diabetic shoes reduce the development of ulcers and callus formation. By starting prevention early, it is possible to avoid serious foot complications. Amputation rates have steadily declined in the last ten years as more patients take advantage of this valuable benefit!
Stop in and speak to your local Total Care pharmacist or one of our ABCOPP board certified therapeutic shoe fitters for more information or schedule an appointment with your doctor to determine if diabetic footwear is right for you.
At Total Care Pharmacy, we want to do everything we can to make managing your diabetes easier!
Visit our Diabetes Shoppe for all your testing supply needs and more!
- Blood glucose monitoring systems
- Testing strips and supplies
- A1C tests
- Sugar-free cough suppressants and expectorants
- Diabetic cookbooks
- Sugar-free candy