Walgreens Strengthens Support for Children and Adults Living with Diabetes

July 2, 2024

The retail pharmacy chain will highlight a variety of offerings and healthcare solutions for managing diabetes at Friends for Life Conference hosted by Children with Diabetes

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2024--

Today, Walgreens announced its participation for the second year as a sponsor of Children with Diabetes (CWD), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes, at their upcoming Friends for Life (FFL) conference. Walgreens will showcase several offerings and healthcare solutions for diabetes at the annual event, hosted July 9-14 in Orlando, Fla. FFL gathers dedicated experts, adults, children, and families with diabetes for a weekend geared toward inspiring and connecting the community.

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Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, Fl. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, Fl. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Roughly half of the U.S. population is living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Having access to resources and a supportive community pharmacist can have a great impact on managing their health,” said Tracey D. Brown, executive vice president and president, Walgreens Retail and chief customer officer. “Walgreens believes in CWD’s mission to empower families and all people living with diabetes to enjoy healthy, enriched lives. As a person living with diabetes for 20 years, I want to encourage others with this chronic condition not to give up – keep thriving.”

Walgreens is proud to participate in an event focused on children and adults living with diabetes and their caregivers. This event underscores the importance of community and provides a valuable opportunity to share educational resources and guidance on establishing and maintaining a healthy and effective regimen. Walgreens has an expansive assortment of diabetes products and services like blood glucose meters and testing strips, at-home A1C test kits, and highly trained pharmacists that specialize in diabetes care.

As a part of the booth experience, Walgreens and Instacart are offering a pop-up shop with Walgreens brand diabetes supplies, first-aid essentials, sun care items, and more. The pop-up shop will utilize Instacart’s Scan & Pay technology, where customers may simply use their mobile device’s camera to scan product barcodes in their cart, then check out quickly using digital payment.

As part of its commitment to the event’s mission, Tracey D. Brown, executive vice president and president, Walgreens Retail and chief customer officer, and Shauna Markes-Wilson, Walgreens director of pharmacy and retail operations for the Georgia/Florida North region, will be speaking at the conference. Furthermore, Walgreens will highlight how it is driving the next generation of clinical trials by addressing historic barriers to participation to help communities gain access in a more flexible and convenient manner.

Walgreens talent acquisition team will also be on-site to speak to fellows in endocrinology, recent Ph.D. graduates, and healthcare professionals to continue its commitment to embed itself into the diabetes community.

For more information on diabetes management and support services at Walgreens, please visit www.Walgreens.com/Diabetes and www.Walgreens.com/DiabetesESP for Spanish in-language support.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader. True to its purpose of “more joyful lives through better health,” Walgreens has a more than 120-year heritage of caring for communities and providing trusted pharmacy services, and today is playing a greater role as an independent partner of choice offering healthcare services that improve care, lower costs, and help patients. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Walgreens is proud to serve nearly 9 million customers and patients daily. The company’s pharmacists are playing a more critical role in healthcare than ever before, providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for some of the nation’s most underserved populations. Walgreens offers customers and patients a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms designed to deliver high-quality products and healthcare services. Within the U.S. Healthcare segment, Walgreens portfolio also includes businesses in primary care, multi-specialty, post-acute care, urgent care, specialty pharmacy services, population health and provider enablement.

About Children with Diabetes

Children with Diabetes is an Ohio-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes. Our official corporate name is T-1 Today, Inc. (Ohio Charter 2231845) with a Trade Name Filing for Children with Diabetes. Most people know us as Children with Diabetes.

About Instacart

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, works with grocers and retailers to transform how people shop. The company partners with more than 1,500 national, regional, and local retail banners to facilitate online shopping, delivery and pickup services from more than 85,000 stores across North America on the Instacart Marketplace. Instacart makes it possible for millions of people to get the groceries they need from the retailers they love, and for approximately 600,000 Instacart shoppers to earn by picking, packing and delivering orders on their own flexible schedule. The Instacart Platform offers retailers a suite of enterprise-grade technology products and services to power their e-commerce experiences, fulfill orders, digitize brick-and-mortar stores, provide advertising services, and glean insights. With Instacart Ads, thousands of CPG brands – from category leaders to emerging brands – partner with the company to connect directly with consumers online, right at the point of purchase. With Instacart Health, the company is providing tools to increase nutrition security, make healthy choices easier for consumers, and expand the role that food can play in improving health outcomes. For more information, visit www.instacart.com/company, and to start shopping, visit www.instacart.com.

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