Hypertension / Diabetes Course

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This course covers topics related to Hypertension and Diabetes, as well as essentials to a Healthy Lifestyle. You may wish to do all the modules within this course in one sitting, or you may do only part and return later. The system will save your progress and return you to your spot the next time you login.

Part 1:  Hypertension Modules

Blood pressure is one of the most important screenings because high blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it can’t be detected without being measured. High blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. It is important to know your numbers because high blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart disease or stroke. In this module, you will learn about hypertension, readings, causes, ways to lower it and how to set a SMART goal.

As part two of Understanding Hypertension, we will review the importance of healthier eating choices. We will also review how setting SMART goals help us tackle health conditions in a manageable way.

As the final part of Understanding Hypertension, we will focus on sodium and nutrition labels. Monitoring sodium in the foods we consume is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Part 2:  Diabetes Modules

Part 1: Diabetes is a chronic disease that exists when your body does not make enough insulin or doesn’t use it well. In this module you will learn about the different types of diabetes, signs, symptoms, complications, treatments and the importance of monitoring.

Part 2:  Is this module you will learn more about complications from diabetes, treatments and how lifestyle changes impact the condition.

Part 3:  Nutrition plays an important role in managing diabetes. You don’t have to give up all the food you like, you should make healthy choices in your diet.

Part 3:  Healthy Lifestyle Modules

The final module of this course covers healthy living basics. A healthy lifestyle can be achieved with some changes and without a lot of sacrifice. In this part, you'll learn about 6 basic health essentials.

IMPORTANT: In order to get credit for completing this course, be sure to click through all of the modules to continue until you see a message that you have completed the final Healthy Lifestyle module.