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Living with Diabetes: We’re With You Every Step of the Way

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National Diabetes Week is this month, running from 14 – 21 July. According to Diabetes Australia, more than 300 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes. They estimate that almost 1.9 million Australians have diabetes.

At Peak Pharmacies, we are aligned with Diabetes Australia’s belief that people living with diabetes should be able to access the life-saving technology they need to live well which is why we provide ongoing support and care to our customers living with diabetes.

We understand that diabetes management can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Your local Peak Pharmacy is more than just a place to pick up prescriptions. We are a resource that can support you in managing your diabetes effectively. From personalised care to essential education, here's how we can play a crucial role in your diabetes management journey.

Personalised Medication Management

One of the most significant aspects of diabetes management is medication adherence. Your local Peak Pharmacy can provide personalised medication management, ensuring you understand how to take your medications correctly and consistently. We can explain potential side effects, how different medications interact, and what to do if you miss a dose. This personalised attention helps you stay on track and prevents complications.

Blood Sugar Monitoring Supplies

Accurate blood sugar monitoring is critical for managing diabetes. We carry a range of blood glucose monitors, test strips, and other supplies. Our friendly and knowledgeable team can help you choose the best devices for your needs and show you how to use them properly to ensure you feel confident in monitoring your blood sugar levels at home.

Nutritional Advice and Support

Diet plays a pivotal role in managing diabetes. Our pharmacists can offer guidance on meal planning, carbohydrate counting, and healthy eating habits. They can help you understand food labels and make better dietary choices that align with your diabetes management plan.

Vaccinations and Screenings

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for certain infections and complications. Your local Peak Pharmacy can provide necessary vaccinations, such as the flu shot or COVID-19 vaccination, to help protect your health. Additionally, we can offer regular screenings for blood pressure to help keep track of your overall health and detect any issues early.

Medication Synchronisation and Delivery

Life can be hectic, and remembering to refill prescriptions can be challenging. MedAdvisor is a revolutionary software that puts a virtual pharmacist on your smartphone, tablet or PC. It connects with your local Peak Pharmacy so you can order and pay for prescriptions and NDSS lines. You can even organise home delivery and manage your electronic prescriptions through the app. It even helps you take medication safely, effectively and on-time!

Support for New Diagnoses

Being newly diagnosed with diabetes can be daunting. Your local Peak Pharmacy can be an invaluable support system during this time, offering immediate guidance and answering any questions you may have. We can help you understand your diagnosis, explain your treatment plan, and connect you with additional resources and healthcare professionals as needed.

Encouragement and Motivation

Managing a chronic condition like diabetes requires ongoing effort and commitment. Your local Peak Pharmacy can be a source of encouragement and motivation. Our friendly team can provide positive reinforcement, celebrate your successes, and offer practical advice when challenges arise. Knowing you have a supportive team behind you can make a significant difference in your diabetes management journey.

We want you to think of your local Peak Pharmacy as a hub of support and resources for managing diabetes. From personalised medication management to personalised education and support, we are here to help you every step of the way. By taking advantage of these services, you can gain confidence in managing your diabetes and lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. Visit your local Peak Pharmacy to discover all the ways they can support you on your health journey.

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