Pharmacists invited to attend informational sessions on National Diabetes Prevention Program
Healthy Living for ME is partnering with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help pharmacists provide their patients with more resources to prevent diabetes. Data from 2018 indicates that 10 percent of the population of Maine has diabetes and another 8 percent are aware they have prediabetes.
“We are pleased to partner with the Maine CDC to help Maine’s pharmacists learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and how it can help their patients. Pharmacists are often an excellent resource for their patients, and we hope the informational sessions we are providing in the coming weeks will help support them in this work,” said Maija Dyke, business & contract manager of Healthy Living for ME.
“Prediabetes and diabetes are major health concerns for many Mainers. This partnership will help us expand Maine’s referral network for