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Our pharmacy covers a myriad of products. Our product range is carefully chosen and designed to meet the requirements of all age groups. It is competitively priced and very high standards of storage are maintained.

Diabetes care

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition in which the body either does not properly respond to, or produce enough insulin, a hormone (chemical) produced in the human body.
Many types of diabetes are recognized: The principal three are:
• Type 1 (Diabetes Mellitus): Results from the body’s failure to produce insulin,
• Type 2: Results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, and
• Gestational diabetes: This is experienced by pregnant women who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy.

A number of lifestyle factors are known to be key causes in the development of type 2 Diabetes. Obesity has also been found to contribute to type 2 Diabetes.
A person with diabetes can normally live life as they did before their diagnosis. Living with diabetes is just a matter of taking control over the disease and preventing complications. Diet control and diet management can also go a long way in diabetes management. Management concentrates on keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal. This can be achieved with close dietary management, exercise, and use of appropriate medications. Decreasing consumption of saturated fats and trans fatty acids and replacing them with unsaturated fats may decrease the risk of type 2 Diabetes.

It is very important to regularly monitor the glucose levels in the body. Aster Pharmacy has a variety of monitoring devices that aids to best suit your needs.