Friday, June 3. 2011
In an effort to reduce the burden health insurance costs can have on those diagnosed with diabetes, the CVS Minute Clinic has announced plans to offer free services aimed at keeping those affected by the disease healthy, according to company officials.
The free diabetes monitoring package offered by the Minute Clinic will include several essential screenings used to help diabetics manage their health. In addition to blood-glucose tests and a kidney function check, Minute Clinic practitioners will check blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and also perform a comprehensive foot exam.
Because diabetes is a life-long disease, it is important to educate those diagnosed with it on how to maintain their well being and combat possible side effects. Controlling cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels are essential to reducing symptoms and preventing further complications, according to Pub Med Health. Knowing what these levels are is the first step to treating diabetes.
Making these preventative services available free of charge could have a significant positive impact on those suffering from the disease by giving them the tools and the support to improve their own health.
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