A1C (HEMOGLOBIN A1C)
A1C test checks your control over diabetes for a 2 to 3 month period. The A1C test looks at the amount of glucose that has attached to blood cells. As glucose levels rise, more and more glucose attaches to the blood cells. The A1C test result is shown as a percentage. The target range for A1C is 6.5%. Routine self-monitoring of blood glucose is the most successful approach to self-management of diabetes because it provides an ongoing assessment of a person’s blood glucose level. Since most long-term complications of diabetes are related to A1C levels, this test should be a regular part of assessing your diabetes care.
Glucose (GLU) is the measure of the sugar level in your blood.
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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
A Brand New computerized Blood Pressure and Pulse Machine is available for your convenience at the back of our store next to the pharmacy.
An increase in the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is linked to persons with Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Obesity. The percentage of diabetic patients that are obese is 80%. Obesity issues can contribute to higher levels of cholesterol for persons with diabetes.
Men, between the ages of 35 and 64, with diabetes have an increase in the risk of congestive heart failure by 4 times. Women in the same age brackets have an increased risk by 8 times.
PHARMACIST, PHYSICIAN, PATIENT
At Smith Caldwell Drug Store, we emphasize the importance of a strong partnership between the “Three Ps”: the pharmacist, the physician, and the patient. Our trained, knowledgeable pharmacy staff is prepared to talk to you about preventing and controlling diabetes. We also specialize in offering a range of diabetes related medications and products, meters, syringes, foot care, and more to help you or your family member fend off problems that may occur.
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BONE DENSITY TESTING
Osteoporosis is a silent progressive disease characterized by decreased bone density and increased bone fragility. In the US alone, 28 million persons are at risk for developing osteoporosis. There are approximately 1.5 million fractures a year attributed to this disease and women are at a greater risk. Eighteen million women a year between the ages of 50-65 are asymptomatic for osteoporosis. Many of these women are candidates for prevention. Early detection and intervention are crucial.
Have a seat and soak your feet and within 15 minutes a computerized graph illustrating your bone density reading will be ready for your review. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines fracture risk, based on T-scores for bone mineral density (BMD) testing. The T-score is the difference between the patient value and the average value in healthy young adults (divided by standard deviation). The ultrasound properties of the heel measured indicates the risk of osteoporotic fracture. Your reading will assist you in making any informed decision necessary. National Osteoporosis Foundation
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FLU VACCINE, SHINGLES VACCINE, PNEUMONIA VACCINE
Smith Caldwell Drug Store offers:
- Flu Vaccine
- Zostavax Vaccine for Shingles
- Pneumovax Vaccine for Pneumonia
INSURANCE COVERAGE OF DIABETIC SUPPLIES & COMPLETE LINE OF MONITORS, STRIPS, LANCETS
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