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Did you know that roughly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes and one-quarter of these individuals have not yet been diagnosed? In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one-third of Americans are living with pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing diabetes.

University of Toledo Outpatient Pharmacies and Benefits are announcing a new program available this year in partnership with CerpassRx and Telcare. The BioTelcare Complimentary Diabetic Meter and Test Strip Program has many advantages over current products: a cloud-based system to replace the log book, which safely and securely shares information with your physician; access to a clinical team for additional support, including a certified diabetes educator; and continuous monitoring and real-time feedback from a dedicated clinical team.

For eligibility requirements and additional program details for the BioTelcare Complimentary Diabetic Meter and Test Strip Program, visit the Outpatient Pharmacy website.

Along with the BioTelcare program, Healthy U and UT Pharmacies also provide other resources to improve employee health, wellness and a better understanding of diabetes. Those include an on-site pharmacist who can offer personalized service. To schedule an appointment, contact Bree Meinzer, outpatient clinical pharmacist, at 419.383.1591 or breanna.meinzer@utoledo.edu. You also may visit one of the University’s pharmacists at any UT outpatient pharmacy location.

“As a pharmacist, I’m passionate about helping our employees understand their medications and health-care needs,” said Meinzer, outpatient clinical pharmacist. “I’m proud to be part of the professional team that’s committed to offering well-being programs to help faculty and staff on their health journey.”

Healthy U also offers the Prevent T2 program, a CDC-recognized, lifestyle-change program that emphasizes healthy lifestyle choices to prevent Type 2 diabetes. For more information on this free program, visit the Healthy U website.

Additionally, a variety of diabetes lifestyle management programs are available through UT Benefits plans. Visit the Benefits website for more information specific to your 2019 plan.

For questions about any diabetes program offerings, contact healthyut@utoledo.edu or breanna.meinzer@utoledo.edu.

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