The more you know, the better you will be at managing your diabetes. Our pharmacist can advise you on glucose management, glucose meters, personal care plans, diabetes log books, and overall diabetes care.
Pharmacists are accessible health care providers in your community and are an excellent source of health information and support. We can help you manage your diabetes through prescription, education and additional services that will help provide a better lifestyle for yourself and your family.
We offer a full line of insulin and prescription medications and a complete computer record of all your prescriptions and diabetes supplies. Our pharmacist can also advise about possible side effects, interaction with food and other medications.
Our pharmacists can answer your questions about insulin management, blood glucose testing and insulin pumps. We have Diabetes Meter Trainers at many locations to help you learn more about blood glucose meters so your choice suits your needs and lifestyle.
Free information pamphlets on diabetes, cholesterol, hearth health, osteoporosis and more. In addition, we also provide a variety of additional services to help you with your overall diabetes supplies and care.
It's difficult to control diabetes without knowing your blood glucose level, and the only way to know that is to test your blood regularly. Our pharmacist can help you learn about the latest in glucose testing technology, so that you can choose a meter that is right for you.
How often should you test?*
Using insulin more than once a day -- At least 3 times per day (include before and meal tests).
Type 2 diabetes, using insulin once per day - At least once per day, at variable times.
Type 2 diabetes, not using insulin - not well controlled --- Periodic before/after meal measurements.
Type 2 diabetes, not using insulin - in target range --- Infrequent testing may be appropriate.
For additional information on glucose monitoring, check out this interactive tool from Diabetes Canada.
Note* Confirm your testing schedule at each visit with your health care provider.
Always ask if you're unsure.
Blood Sugar Target Range**
Target for most with diabetes
4.0 - 7.0mmol/L
5.0 - 10.0mmol/L
Note** Check with your healthcare professional on what target range is best for you. Targets should be individualized based on age, duration of diabetes, risk of severe hypoglycemia, presence or absence of cardiovascular disease and life expectancy.