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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