Perris Hills Pharmacy has long been committed to provide exceptional diabetes care. Our skilled and trained pharmacists are a healthcare resource to patients with diabetes, aiming to provide a network of support for our patients that will lead to better health outcomes.
Diabetes-Specific Care at Perris Hills Pharmacy:
- Professional and Private Counseling
- Diabetes Management Tools
- Self-Management Strategies
- Fast and Efficient Dispensation of Prescription Medication
- Automatic Refills Available
- FREE Delivery of Medication Anywhere Within California
- Insurance Plan Assistance
- Diabetic & Diagnostic Supplies
- Free Blood Glucose Meter
(With the purchase of strips and lancets)
At Perris Hills Pharmacy we understand that the challenges of living with diabetes can some times feel overwhelming, and we believe that individualized support is key to helping you lead a successful, healthy life, let us be a part of your team.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.
After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into cells, insulin must be present. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach.
When people eat, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into the cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced. Glucose builds up in the blood, overflows into the urine, and passes out of the body in the urine. Thus, the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of glucose.