Apothecare’s highly trained and experienced pharmacists are here to answer all of your questions including your diabetes questions, with over twenty years combined pharmaceutical experience.
In this post we’ll outline the advantages of choosing Apothecare as your diabetes pharmacy plus we will give you answers to your most frequently asked questions about the disease. So let’s get started.
Apothecare is the top diabetes pharmacy in the KW area
Benefits of Choosing Apothecare as Your Diabetes Pharmacy
1. Access to a Certified Diabetes Educator
- Has passed the Canadian Diabetes Educator’s Certification Board (CDECB) exam
- Is “committed to excellence in diabetes education”
- Has a “sound knowledge base in diabetes care/management and education processes”
- Has good communication skills so he can answer all of your questions
- Is one of an “amazing community of health care professionals who has demonstrated his knowledge of diabetes”
- Can ensure that you have the best care and give you a better understanding on how you can control your diabetes
Do you have questions about how to reach your diabetes goals? Are you unsure if your medication is necessary? Neil can help you think through and answer all your questions and concerns and will help you make the right decisions for your health.
Meet Neil Malhotra, our Certified Diabetes Educator
2. Expert Advice and Care When You Need It
The pharmacists at Apothecare are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and then by email until 7pm. On Saturdays, we’re there for you from 9am to 2pm. Furthermore, Apothecare takes your privacy seriously, that’s why every conversation you have with us is always 100% confidential.
We are always willing and able to give you the expert advice that you require about your diabetes and all other medications that you need to take. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and helpful advice to enable you to manage and optimize your medications.
3. Free, Same-Day Delivery
If you choose Apothecare as your diabetes pharmacy, you can take advantage of our free, same-day delivery. Home delivery means that you never have to go out to pick up your medication and wait in a long line until it is ready.
We will bring your prescriptions to you, free of charge! That is particularly good news if you aren’t feeling well. You can stay home and concentrate on getting better.
We are your diabetes pharmacy with free, same-day delivery
4. Choice of Contact Methods
At Apothecare we understand that not every contact method is best for every person. That is why we give you a choice. You can either contact us by phone, text message, email, or even in person. Whichever works best for you, we’re ready to answer your inquiries and serve you the way you choose.
5. Easy to Transfer Your Prescriptions
It’s easy to transfer your prescription to Apothecare. Simply call, text or email us, letting us know you would like a prescription filled, and ask us what you need to do next! If you are using text or email you can send us a picture of your prescription.
We’ll contact you back to get what we need and then notify you when your prescription is ready. If you would like your prescription delivered we will setup a time for delivery that works best for you or you can pick up your medication yourself.
We are a diabetes pharmacy that gives you a choice of contact methods
6. Locally Owned and Operated Diabetes Pharmacy
You can feel good about dealing with a locally owned and operated diabetes pharmacy. Our pharmacists live and work in the Kitchener–Waterloo area. We are your neighbours and we will treat you like a neighbour with first-class customer service and top-notch care.
We’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your particular situation so that we can offer you the personalized treatment that you deserve.
7. One-Stop Family Pharmacy
Apothecare is not only Kitchener–Waterloo’s top diabetes pharmacy, but we can look after all of your family’s pharmacy needs. We are a full-service pharmacy with excellent customer service and low dispensing fees. We will deal with your insurance so you won’t have to pay more for your prescriptions.
Apothecare is your diabetes pharmacy and more!
If you have diabetes, your body can’t produce insulin or can’t properly use the insulin that it produces. Insulin ia a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar (glucose) found in your blood. It is produced by your pancreas and need to be carefully regulated. You need need insulin in your body for energy, however, if you have too much sugar in your blood, it can damage your organs, nerves, and blood vessels.
In Canada, there are about 11 million people who suffer from diabetes or prediabetes. With a number that high, it is likely that you or someone you know is affected by this disease.
Yes. There are four types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes, and Prediabetes.
This type of diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes. If you have Type 1 diabetes you aren’t able to produce your own insulin so you need to inject insulin or use an insulin pump to make sure that your body has the right amount of insulin. This type of diabetes usually begins in childhood or adolescence, but it can also start when you are an adult.
With Type 2 diabetes, you aren’t able to produce enough insulin or you aren’t able to use the insulin made by your body properly. This type of diabetes can often be managed through healthy eating and regular exercise but you may also need to take medication or insulin therapy. Type 2 diabetes usually starts in adulthood but it can also occur in children.
This is a temporary form of diabetes that happens during pregnancy and occurs in about 3 to 20 per cent of pregnancies. If you develop gestational diabetes you increase your risk of you and your baby getting diabetes later in life.
If you have prediabetes, your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered Type 2. You may or may not get Type 2 later on.
Diabetes can lead to a number of different complications including:
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Nerve damage
- Kidney disease
- Foot and leg problems
- Retinopathy (eye disease)
- Nerve damage
- Erectile dysfunction
“Pharmacist Neil is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Under his guidance I’ve learned to manage my blood sugar significantly better in full coordination with my Family Doctor. I now control my diabetes instead of it controlling me. He and pharmacist Michael are always friendly and open to answering my questions. I always feel welcomed when I go to Apothecare.” – Gary L. Bond