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JHCHC Diabetes Class Increases Awareness About Diabetes and How to Live With It.

The goal of diabetes education is to help people with diabetes practice these behaviors every day. This can be difficult but it does work, by helping lower blood sugar (glucose), blood pressure and cholesterol. Most people with diabetes know self-management is important, but many find it overwhelming. Diabetes education helps by designing a specific plan for each person that includes the tools and support to help make the plan easy to follow.

The American Health Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol program, recognizes Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center for participating in improving awareness, detection, and management of high cholesterol by educating and empowering patients with evidence-based information and tools. Improving quality of care for patients through AHA's Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol initiative.

Cardiovascular Disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently, an estimated 92.1 million US adults have at least one type of cardiovascular disease which may lead to myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or death. By 2030, 43.9% of the US adult population is projected to have some type of cardiovascular disease (Benjamin et al., 2017).heck-change-control-cholesterol

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Feb 23

Attending the JHCHC Diabetes Class was a real game-changer for me. Not only did it increase my awareness about diabetes and its management, but it also provided valuable insights into the role of medication in controlling the condition. Learning about the different types of diabetes medications available, their mechanisms of action, and potential side effects helped me understand the importance of medication adherence in my treatment plan. The session emphasized the significance of working closely with healthcare providers to find the right combination of medications that suit my individual needs, ensuring better control of my diabetes and ultimately improving my quality of life.

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