Wegmans introduces co-branded glucose monitoring system with Nipro
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Wegmans on Monday announced the availability of its co-branded blood-glucose monitoring systems: Nipro Diagnostics’ TrueResult system and True2go.
“Glucose self-monitoring, along with carbohydrate-counting, helps people with diabetes develop an everyday pattern with the best amounts and timing for food, exercise and insulin,” stated Wegmans nutrition and product labeling manager Jane Andrews. “Later on, they can use testing information to make adjustments. For example, they might check blood glucose levels just before going out for a 30-minute run, and results will help them decide how much extra carbohydrate to eat so that blood sugars don’t drop too low. "
Testing is key to staying on track, added Wegmans pharmacist Brian Pompo, coordinator of wellness and clinical services for pharmacy. “Your daily measures of blood glucose let you know if you have your diabetes under control, and give your healthcare providers the data they need to make therapy decisions.”
Sam’s Club takes children’s vitamins center stage
Positioned directly opposite the pharmacy counter, Sam’s Club has placed children’s supplementation center stage with this pallet display of Bayer HealthCare’s licensed Flintstone gummy vitamins. And as an extra "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for parents, Sam’s Club makes mention of the fact that supplemented nutrition is only 7 cents per day.
Council For Responsible Nutrition names new members
WASHINGTON The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week added four members to its roster — ingredient manufacturer Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, functional foods supplier Celsius, dietary supplement developer Nutrition 21 and eye supplement marketer ZeaVision.