Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor Begins Second Cycle

Special to The Laredo Sun – Edited by: Christine Rojas, Saturday, February 18, 2012.

The HLVM program encourages individuals to take control of their diabetes with a 10 week program.

Laredo, TX. — The City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD), in collaboration with the Laredo Health Coalition (LHC), introduced a new program Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor.

HLVM seeks to increase diabetes prevention awareness activities, reduce risks of diabetes and chronic diseases and improve diabetes self management to prevent complications due to this illness, which affects many in the community.

HLVM graduated its first class and is currently seeking 50 people to enroll in the second cycle. What is unique about these sessions is a focus on the family and community at large who are at risk of diabetes.

HLVM helps people take control of their chronic disease with self-management and risk reduction classes, cooking lessons, fitness activities and peer support activities.Participants of the first session commented that what they learned during this program was life changing.

City of Laredo Health Department (other sites available)
2600 Cedar Avenue
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2011
9 a.m.
The class will meet every Tuesday & Thursday for 10 weeks.  Read Full Article