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    Looking after your health needs at Jon's Medicine Shoppe means more to us than just preparing your prescription. We work with you and your physician to provide you with the best care possible. As medication experts, our pharmacists and staff are an active part of your healthcare team. At Jon's Medicine Shoppe, building a healthier community means we truly care for our community's health needs.
     We specialize in compounding. If you have difficulty swallowing regular sized pills, are looking for a liquid/cream alternative, find standard doses are too strong/weak for your condition, or have concerns about allergic reactions to fillers, the answer might be compounding. Working with your doctor, we customize medications to meet your unique needs. Ask us today what compounding can do for you.

 


Pharmacist/Owner
Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm


Pharmacist
Julie Freestone
B.Pharm. (Hons.)
 

Metabolic Syndrome
      
        Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, elevated insulin levels and abnormal cholesterol levels. Many people have more than one-and sometimes all-of these conditions, and the coexistence is not a coincidence, but a common underlying abnormality allows them to develop. Any of these conditions increases the risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke, but the risk is greater when they are combined. This cluster of metabolic abnormalities is a significant risk factor for death during and immediately after bypass surgery. Also known as “Syndrome X”, metabolic syndrome is increasing in the Western world and is associated with insulin resistance. Insulin stimulates glucose (sugar) uptake into body tissues where it is utilized. In insulin resistance, tissues have a diminished ability to respond to the action of insulin. To compensate for resistance, the pancreas secretes more insulin. Insulin-resistant persons, therefore, have high plasma insulin levels yet are unable to store glucose so they also have high levels of blood sugar (diabetes). Patients with one of these problems should discuss the situation with their physician and may wish to be tested for the other conditions.



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Sun: closed


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Korah Rd. and Second Line.
705-253-0720 / Fax (705)253-7656




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