Kroger joins Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance

CINCINNATI — Kroger is the latest retailer to join the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance as a partner.

The supermarket conglomerate will implement the DPCA's Diabetes Control Program, which is designed to help patients gain better control of their condition, at select store pharmacies, including stores in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, markets, and will offer the program in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas later this year.

"Managing diabetes is not an easy task," said Lincoln Lutz, Kroger VP pharmacy. "But having a convenient location, such as a Kroger store, where you can get extra support and resources, can make it easier. We're proud to be a part of the alliance and look forward to contributing to its success in helping to reduce the negative impact of this disease."

In related news, Albertson's LLC announced earlier this week that it joined the alliance, which consists of such partners as Walgreens, the Y, UnitedHealth Group and Novo Nordisk.

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