A patient with diabetes who was taking three prescription medications for a chronic condition may have received a MedsCheck in the past. MedsCheck for Diabetes is for anyone who is diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. In some situations, a patient with diabetes may be taking only one medication or may be managing their diabetes without prescription medications; for these patients the program is new.
Prior to the MedsCheck for Diabetes program a patient with diabetes and taking less than three medications was not eligible for a MedsCheck. A patient who is newly diagnosed with diabetes and taking less than three medications now benefits from the one-on-one consultation with the pharmacist towards overall disease management.
Patients may benefit from the on-going medication management of their diabetes with their pharmacist. It is an opportunity for pharmacists to engage the patient in a focused medication review including advice, training on devices, monitoring and diabetes education.
To learn more about MedsCheck talk to your Pharmacist or contact INFOline 1-866-255-6701 or TTY 1-800-387-5599