MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Cub Pharmacy®, a division of SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU – News), is
joining UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes
Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA), giving Cub Pharmacy
customers access to the Alliance’s innovative, community-based Diabetes
Control Program, based on curriculum that has been clinically proven to
help control type 2 diabetes.
Cub Pharmacy will offer the Diabetes Control Program at 62 locations in
Cub Pharmacy will provide patient education and support from trained
pharmacists by appointment to help people with diabetes better control
their condition and reduce the risk of developing complications, such as
cardiovascular, kidney and eye disease. Pharmacists in these Cub
Pharmacy locations will conduct blood glucose, cholesterol and blood
pressure testing services for program participants and provide them with
on-the-spot results, enabling patients to get immediate feedback on
their status and progress in managing their diabetes.
“SUPERVALU is proud to partner with the Diabetes Prevention and Control
Alliance to help make an impact on the nation’s diabetes epidemic
through equipping and empowering patients to improve their health. Cub
pharmacists are well-positioned to improve our patients’ health due to
their accessibility, training and experience in coordinating health care
services,” said Chris Dimos, president, SUPERVALU Pharmacies.
“We welcome Cub Pharmacy as a new Diabetes Prevention and Control
Alliance partner and look forward to working together to help people
learn how to take control of their diabetes and improve their health,”
said Deneen Vojta, M.D., senior vice president, UnitedHealth Group and
chief clinical officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
“The DPCA programs are based on the clinically proven National Diabetes
Prevention Program, which has had an impact on the nation’s diabetes
epidemic, and new partners like Cub Pharmacy are helping to broaden the
reach of these programs to help individuals, families and communities
live healthier lives.”
UnitedHealth Group created the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance
to help address the growing epidemic of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes,
which threaten to affect more than half of all Americans by 2020 at an
annual cost of $500 billion if current trends continue, according to a
recent report from the UnitedHealth
Center for Health Reform Modernization.
Diabetes Control Program: Reducing Dangerous, Costly Diabetes
The Diabetes Control Program provides individuals
with diabetes access to trained pharmacists and nurse practitioners who
provide personalized coaching and counseling in the convenient setting
of a local pharmacy, and help patients improve adherence to their
physicians’ treatment plans. The goal is for patients to improve blood
glucose control – every percentage-point drop in HbA1c levels, a
commonly used blood glucose marker, reduces by 40 percent the risk of
developing complications from diabetes, which include heart disease,
nerve disease, blindness and limb amputations.
DPCA Service Available at No Additional Out-of-Pocket Cost to
Services offered by the Diabetes Prevention and
Control Alliance may be contracted by any health insurer or plan
sponsor. The Alliance marks the first time in the United States that a
health plan is paying for evidence-based diabetes prevention and
engaging pharmacists to support critical diabetes management programs.
Currently, DPCA services are available at no additional out-of-pocket
cost to participants enrolled in employer-provided health insurance
plans through UnitedHealthcare and Medica in select markets.
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance is one of many UnitedHealth
Group programs and services that fight diabetes, obesity and related
health problems in creative, practical ways to help improve health care
quality, expand support and coverage, and help bend the cost curve. Click
here for more resources.
About Cub Foods
offers customers the freshest produce, widest selection and food
expertise throughout the store to meet their everyday grocery needs. In
addition to innovative local, ethnic and organic food sections, Cub
stores offer shoppers multiple in-store services including fresh bakery,
full-service deli and meat departments, pharmacy and banking. Cub Foods,
based in Stillwater, Minnesota, was established in 1968 as one of the
nation’s first discount grocery stores. The organization was purchased
in 1980 by SUPERVALU and currently operates 67 stores in Minnesota and
About UnitedHealth Group
Group (NYSE: UNH – News) is a diversified health and well-being company
dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care
work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group
offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct
platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and
benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and
technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth
Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com
for more information.