SCHNUCKS PHARMACY DIABETES CARE CENTER
Health Care Provider
The Schnucks Pharmacy Diabetes Care Center’s mission is to nourish people’s lives in our community by providing them with the tools they need to manage their diabetes and improve their quality of life. We are conveniently located within Schnucks and accept most major health insurance plans. In addition, Schnucks bills the insurance company for you.
Our goals are to:
- Improve the lives of our patients through the services and products we provide
- Empower patients to take charge of their health
- Create an environment conducive to learning complete with evidence-based education
- Become a medium of healthcare change to the community we serve
Diabetes is the most costly disease in the country, but it can be managed through lifestyle changes. Medication may sometimes be required however lifestyle management is the cornerstone to managing diabetes. We are a Diabetes Education Accredited Program certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Our expert team can help patients understand and manage their diagnosis. We accept most major health insurance plans and bill the insurance company on your behalf.
The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recommends that patients be assessed for nutrition and diabetes management education during four critical times:
1. When First Diagnosed:
Learning about diabetes upon diagnosis is the first step toward feeling better and living a longer, healthier life.
2. Annual Examinations:
It’s important to review diabetes management yearly to ensure patients are up-to-date with the latest information and to address new management skills with changing life situations.
3. New Health Factors Arise:
Patients should review their diabetes management when experiencing changes in health conditions, when physical limitations arise, when emotional factors develop and basic living needs are impacted.
4. Care Management:
When living situations, insurance coverage or age-related concerns arise, patients should review and update their diabetes management plan.
The Schnucks Pharmacy Diabetes Care Center is here to empower people with diabetes to take charge of their health. Our team will provide Diabetes Self Management Education and Support (DSMES) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in a comfortable and interactive setting.
DSMES has been shown to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions, making it a cost-effective solution.
Diabetes Self Management Education and Support (DSMES) services support informed decision making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with a patient’s health care team to improve clinical outcomes, health and quality of life in a cost-effective manner.
According to the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, DSMES is associated with:
- Improved self-care behaviors
- Lower A1C
- Weight loss
- Improved quality of life
- Reduced health care costs
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) focuses on creating an individually-tailored nutrition plan to help manage diabetes. This program is associated with a healthier lifestyle, decreased reliance on medication and improved quality of life
When MNT is provided by a registered dietitian, it has been proven to:
- decrease A1C in Type 1 diabetes by 1.0-1.9%
- decrease A1C in Type 2 diabetes by 0.3 -2%