Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor Program Makes a Difference in Diabetes Prevention

Laredosun.us: September 22, 2012

Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) is a disease self management and family support program of the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) that has made a difference in diabetes disease self management by focusing on diabetes prevention.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
By: Special to The Laredo Sun

LAREDO, TEXAS — “We have conducted four cycles with a series of 10 sessions each and over 200 persons have participated.

We have seen very positive outcomes such as decreased glucose, hemoglobin A1C, cholesterol and triglycerides levels, which are a sign of a decreased risk of diabetes,” said Dr. Hector F. Gonzalez, Director of Health.

Participating in disease self management and family support makes a difference to those that are diabetic or at risk of diabetes. The HLVM program targets persons at risk of diabetes, diabetics and their families and teaches how to improve life styles and make healthier choices to avoid serious complications like kidney and heart disease.

The HLVM Program’s goal is to prevent and control diabetes by encouraging changes such as healthy eating and exercising. HLVM is an exciting interactive program that educates participants about their health and their family’s health. Read more