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The one-year diabetes prevention program costs $ 129 for Y members and $ 260 for non-members, but Murdock pointed out that the Open Doors program is available to anyone who needs financial assistance and who qualifies.
Both programs can be conducted virtually or in person.
The BPSM lasts four months. It is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. It emphasizes regulated self-monitoring, individualized support and nutritional education.
In addition to measuring and recording blood pressure at least twice a month, participants are invited to attend two personalized consultations per month as well as a monthly nutrition education seminar.
Participants must be at least 18 years old, have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and have not had a recent cardiac event. They also cannot have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias and not be at risk for lymphedema.
“It’s called the silent killer because a lot of times people can walk around with high blood pressure and not even realize they have a problem until they have a problem.” , Murdock said. “Our program really helps people manage their symptoms and identify their triggers. “
In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be 18 years of age, overweight with a body mass index greater than 25, and be at risk or have been diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or a score of permissible risk.