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    May 22, 2018
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COMMUNITY HEALTH CORNER With Chief Pharmacist, Ray Glaser at Thrifty White Pharmacy, 503 Third Avenue East in Alexandria. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is twice as likely to strike a person with diabetes than a person without diabetes. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease kidney disease, and stroke. In fact, a person with diabetes and high blood pressure is 4 times as likely to develop heart disease than someone who does not have either of the conditions. About two thirds of adults with diabetes have blood pressure greater than 130/80 mm Hg or use prescription medicines for hypertension. Preventing high blood pressure The American Diabetes Association recommends the following to help prevent the onset of high blood pressure: Reduce your salt intake . Exercise regularly . Avoid excessive alcohol intake .Engage in stress-relieving activities . Get to and stay at a healthy weight Monitor your blood pressure at home Stop smoking and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke htroduring our Diabetes Support Program./ Enroll in our program and see the benefits! Medication scheduling to align your refills on the same day each month, allowing you to pick up all of your medications in one trip. Face-to-face counseling from your local pharmacist, including customized diabetes coaching and condition management. HealthyPack Rx multi-dose packaging available to simplify your day. It's easy to enroll! Simply call or stop by your local Thrifty White to get started today! O Employee Owned K) White PHARMACY 503 Third Ave. E Alexandria, MN 320-762-1531 Store Hours: Mon Fri: 9am 8pm Sat: 9am 4pm Sun: 10am 2pm 200 Central Ave. Osakis, MN 320-859-2161 Store Hours: Mon Fri: 9am 5:30pm Closed Saturday& Sunday BUY ONLUNE GilineDrugstore