When you need Diabetic Supplies right away, Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy in Douglasville and Villa Rica has everything you need. Visit today to stock up!
Type 1 diabetes (previously called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes) is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults, but it can develop at any age. If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas isn’t making insulin or is making very little. Insulin is a hormone that enables blood sugar to enter the cells in your body where it can be used for energy. Without insulin, blood sugar can’t get into cells and builds up in the bloodstream. High blood sugar is damaging to the body and causes many of the symptoms and complications of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is less common than type 2—about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1. Currently, no one knows how to prevent type 1 diabetes, but it can be managed by following your doctor’s recommendations for living a healthy lifestyle, controlling your blood sugar, getting regular health checkups, and getting diabetes self-management education.
Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it. If you have type 2 diabetes, cells don’t respond normally to insulin. This reaction is called insulin resistance. Your pancreas makes more insulin to try to get cells to respond. Eventually your pancreas can’t keep up, and your blood sugar rises, setting the stage for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar is damaging to the body and can cause other serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.
A diagnosis of diabetes changes everything, both for patients and their families. Learning to manage your diabetes is a difficult task and The Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy is here to help simplify your life. Stop by our Douglasville or Villa Rica location to get your Diabetic Supplies! The Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy is committed to providing top quality Diabetic Supplies to keep you and your loved ones healthy. We provide all the best Diabetic Supplies for monitoring your blood glucose levels including:
Also, if you are in need of diabetic footwear, check out our Diabetic Footwear section.
The Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy offers competitive pricing, a minimal wait time, easy transfers, specialty orders and since we are close to Tanner Medical and WellStar Hospital, doctors choose us as their preferred pharmacist! Serving over 300,000 patients in the Carrollton, Douglasville, Paulding and Haralson County area, The Apothecary Shoppe Pharmacy is ready to meet your healthcare needs and keep you healthy!