MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday launched a comprehensive, whole-store health and wellness program called "living healthy with my diabetes".
The program offers a variety of resources to make life easier for customers living with diabetes, including educational materials, health screening tests, group and individual diabetes education and training programs, medication management consultations, nutrition information, dietary tools, products and other services.
In addition to the resources that will be available year-round, Supervalu’s stores, including Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh(R), Jewel-Osco, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop 'n Save, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, will kick off the program with special, limited-time offers between Nov. 7-20 in honor of American Diabetes Month.
These include free blood glucose test screenings in selected locations; health screenings for A1C, cholesterol and liver function; and savings booklets for discounts on diabetes-related products, where available.
Program elements that are available year-round include "Eating Healthy with Diabetes" store tours; diabetes-friendly menu ideas and recipes; in-store pharmacy services; general nutrition information from registered dietitians; diabetes products such as equaline(R) test strips, glucose tablets, blood pressure monitors, lancets, and latex and vinyl gloves.
"Our neighborhood grocery stores are uniquely positioned to be a one-stop solution for people with diabetes," said Chris Dimos, Supervalu president, pharmacy operations, in a press release. "In addition to offering nutritious foods in our grocery aisles, our pharmacists and dietitians can help educate customers, provide personalized training and guide them to the information, products and services they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program is partof our commitment to provide convenient, affordable health and wellness solutions to our customers."