Managing your diabetes medication

Managing your diabetes medication

Medication adherence means taking the right dose at the right time, in the right way. It’s vital to managing any chronic condition, including diabetes.

Here are some quick tips:

  • Organize your daily pills in a pill container and refill it on the same day, at the same time each week. Use one that has separate daily slots for a.m./mid-day/p.m. slots, if appropriate.
  • Use your smart phone to set reminder alarms for the same times every day. If you aren’t tech savvy, just ask your grandkids for help.
  • If you don’t already, get to know your local pharmacists. They don’t just fill your prescriptions. They can also help you manage them. Ask them about options such as synchronizing refills and “blister” packs if organizing medicine yourself is just too hard.

Marshall Health has clinical pharmacists on staff who can work with you when you see your primary care provider or specialists. To speak with a clinical pharmacist, call Marshall Family Medicine (304-691-1100) or Marshall Internal Medicine (304-691-1000). Pharmacists are also available 24/7 at Marshall Pharmacy by calling 304-691-6879 (MURx).