Self-Management of high-blood pressure, Diabetes, and other Chronic Diseases can be extremely daunting; especially to at risk and newly diagnosed individuals. If you have recently been told you are at risk of diabetes or another chronic disease, the below resources can provide you a starting point for the skills needed to manage a chronic disease.
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. As diabetes risk factors relate to hypertension, the National Diabetes Prevention Program teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy. Lifestyle coaches work with participants to identify emotions and situations that can sabotage their success, and the group process encourages participants to share strategies for dealing with challenging situations.
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Every day, millions of people with chronic conditions struggle to manage their symptoms. Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a low-cost program that helps adults with chronic diseases learn how to manage and improve their health.