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COVID-19 Update April 2020

Dear Clients, 

We wish to thank you for your continued loyalty during these times and co-operation following new and evolving protocols. 

If you have visited the store in the last few weeks you are aware we are serving clients through back parking lot entry only. This is to limit the number of customers in the store at the same time, and to provide an opportunity to sanitize hands before handling product. We have high-demand items upon entering such as pain/fever, allergy relief, vitamins, shampoo, personal care, diapers, and grocery. Please note the supply chain has been affected and some items previously advertised in flyers (toilet paper, household cleaners) may not be available. Homecare rentals have been suspended as well as private consultations (Fittings, CPAP), however Mobility equipment, Daily Living Aids, and Home Health Care supplies are available. If product you are looking for is not in sight our staff is happy to shop for you as browsing in front of store is not currently permitted. 

Please note – we are only able to supply medication for 30 days, with rare exceptions at the pharmacist’s discretion. This policy from the Canadian Pharmacists Association aims to ensure that all patients have access to their medication. Prescription refills can be requested by phone, online, or DIEM mobile app. Free local delivery is available. A $25.00 order minimum is required for non-prescription deliveries. Curbside pickup is also available. Please call (905) 877-3339 to place an order or when ready for pickup. Orders may also be submitted to orders@youngspharmacy.com  

Effective April 20th store hours are extending to 9am-8pm Monday – Friday. Many clients have been stopping in just before close so hopefully the extended hours allow more opportunity to shop during off-peak times and allow physical distance between customers and staff. 

We wish to acknowledge everyone who is staying home, shopping conscientiously, and doing their part to keep our community safe. Thank you to our Front-line and Essential Workers – We stand with you, Be Well. 

Young’s Pharmacy and Homecare. 

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Living Well with Diabetes: How Your Pharmacist Can Help

Today, diabetes is a condition that more than 3 million people in Canada are living with. If you are dealing with diabetes, you should never feel as though you don't have help. Today, medical professionals are more skilled and capable than ever at helping people deal with the condition. It is up to you to know how you can work with a pharmacist to get the medication and supplementation that you need, while also following some strategies that will add to your overall quality of life. Use these strategies to know how living well with diabetes is more possible than ever. 1. Check Your Blood Glucose Levels Regularly Diabetes is a condition that you absolutely have to stay on top of. You need to understand the way your body is working, and this means looking into things like your blood glucose levels. A pharmacist can sell you a quality blood glucose level monitor so that you are always aware of these readouts. You can shop with sites like diabetesdepot.org to find the best monitors you can get your hands on. 2. Invest in a Blood Pressure Monitor It is also crucial that you check your blood pressure on a regular basis. This may be something that you never gave too much thought to in the past, but knowing your exact blood pressure levels will tell you a lot about your health. As someone who has diabetes, you can't afford to walk around with high blood pressure, as this exacerbates the symptoms of the condition. When you know that you have high blood pressure, you can then take steps to get it down to a reasonable level. Diabetesdepot.org have some high-quality blood pressure monitors and other equipment that will help you out. 3. Buy Some Supplements That Can Help There are several supplements and medicines that you can try to keep your diabetes under control. Always remain aware of the products that can regulate your diabetes symptoms and help you in that regard. Working with a local pharmacy can help you find the best supplements for your health needs. These professionals will work closely with you to be sure you are taking your health as seriously as possible. 4. Fix Your Diet and Exercise Regularly Diet and exercise are the most important pieces of the puzzle when you want to live well with diabetes. Switching to a plant-based diet can be one of the most amazing things you can do for your health and wellness when you have diabetes. Put together an exercise plan that works for you so that you can keep your weight at reasonable levels. The more you develop an active lifestyle, the easier it will be for you to avoid some of the worse symptoms that diabetes has in store. Sites like diabetesdepot.org have food guides you can follow to get your health and nutrition in order. Use These Tips for Living Well with Diabetes Living with diabetes is entirely possible when you follow the right tips. If you are interested in living well with diabetes, make sure you do your due diligence and follow these points. When you need pharmaceutical help, we're more than happy to help you out. Be sure to contact us for all your pharmacy needs.

Today, diabetes is a condition that more than 3 million people in Canada are living with. 

If you are dealing with diabetes, you should never feel as though you don’t have help. Today, medical professionals are more skilled and capable than ever at helping people deal with the condition.

It is up to you to know how you can work with a pharmacist to get the medication and supplementation that you need, while also following some strategies that will add to your overall quality of life.

Use these strategies to know how living well with diabetes is more possible than ever.

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