Spirit Pharmacy, the UK's only home delivery pharmacy
offering tailored services for people living with diabetes,
has launched its free Live Well With Diabetes package.
The resource combines valuable materials, such as foot
care guides, monthly tracker sheets, and ideas for healthy
food swaps, with helpful items to greatly impact people's
wellbeing when living with diabetes.
Zara Syed, Chief Pharmacist, told Desang: "We're doing
a lot of work at Spirit looking at new ways that we can
best help people living with diabetes. In general, people
know that they can access help from their GP, local
hospital or diabetes specialist nurse, but pharmacists
are often overlooked despite our wealth of knowledge
and being well-placed to support people in-between
their regular medical appointments. We want to go
much further than simply sending people's medication
to them. That's why we put together this new package.
As we already post customers' medication, we can
include these items at no extra cost for those receiving
free NHS prescriptions. We see it as a key way to get
the information and support that people need into their
hands easily, and for free."
Although the lockdown has encouraged many people
to go online more often and learn how to use digital tools
such as Zoom, we know that many people still prefer
the personal aspect of speaking to a 'real' pharmacist.
That's why we speak to lots of our customers personally
over the phone, keeping up with what's going on in their
lives, helping to deal with their GP, and seeing how they
are feeling. Many customers have been shielding, and
it's been lovely to be able to chat with them and feel like
we've made a genuine difference during the pandemic.
Spirit Pharmacy is also keen to hear from Desang
readers. "We have lots of plans for Spirit Pharmacy going
forward," said Syed. "It's an evolving process, and we are
really keen to speak to people living with Type 1, Type 2
or any of the rarer types of diabetes, to understand how
we can best support our customers. I'd love anyone who'd
like to know more about our services or is interested in
helping us develop new ways to support people living
To get in touch call 0116-464-5558 or email
THAT'S THE SPIRIT
Spirit Pharmacy also offers access to a free online education course for customers with Type 2 diabetes.
To find out more, CLICK HERE.
For readers of Desang Diabetes Magazine to register
for the new Live Well With Diabetes package from
Spirit Pharmacy, CLICK HERE.
Spirit Pharmacy Chief Pharmacist Zara Syed.