Located in Historic Bon Air, VA, Buford Road Pharmacy has been a locally owned and operated independent pharmacy for over 50 years. We serve the Richmond, VA and surrounding community and our staff is dedicated to servicing the healthcare needs of our community. We offer delivery service to the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Midlothian, Powhatan, and Richmond City. FREE Delivery is available to anyone within 10 miles of Buford Road Pharmacy. List of most commonly used on-site services: Home Health supplies, Durable Medical Equipment, Prescription Compounding, Full Service Florist, Wholesale Medical Supplies, Long-Term Care Pharmacy, and Clinical Services.
The last couple of decades tell a “good news, bad news” story about diabetes. That’s the disease that makes it tough for your body to control blood sugar. Here’s a snapshot:
In the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled.1 Nearly one in 10 now has the disease.2 That’s certainly not good news.
But there are some bright spots in recent reports. In general, control of blood sugar has improved and rates of serious complications from diabetes have declined a great deal.
Medications can make a world of difference—if you take them the right way. Half the time, though, this doesn’t happen, at least when it comes to drugs doctors prescribe for chronic conditions.1
Sometimes people miss doses. Or they might stop refilling the prescription or never get it filled in the first place. Why does this happen? Well, certainly cost or side effects of drugs can be an issue. Also, complex dosing schedules or multiple drugs can be really confusing.2 You might feel as though you need a multi-page spreadsheet just to keep track!
A sudden fall. A serious diagnosis. Surgery isn’t always something you can plan for. Even so, you can take steps to make recovery at home a little faster and safer. You just might need to depend on others for extra help. With the benefit of advance planning, of course, do what you can before the day of surgery.