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OPTIMAL HEALTH

United States University

FNP 590 Health Promotion, Education, and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan

Immunizations (yearly flu shots covid vaccine)

Health education (importance check bs regularly)

Exercise in relation to hypertension

Stress management in relation to hypertension

Complementary and Alternative Methods

Relaxation Techniques

Qi gong

Yoga

Meditation

Tai Chi

Herbs, Supplements, Minerals

Cinnamon

Omega-3

Magnesium

In conjunction with diet and exercise, there are several Complementary and Alternative methods of treatment to choose from which will also help high blood pressure and diabetes. Relaxation techniques such as Qi gong, Yoga, Meditation and Tai chi have shown to show improvements with fasting glucose, blood pressure and lipid profiles (Thalmeier, 2017). Herbs and supplements such as Cinnamon, Omega-3 and Magnesium which have been shown to improve blood sugar and cholesterol (Thalmeier, 2017).

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HELPFUL TOOLS

-Beneficial foods

-iPhone & Android compatible

-Easy to use

     

-Manage diabetes

- Sync with your glucose monitor

- Share information with provider 

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Fooducate is a phone app that one can use as a reference to see what foods are beneficial in maintaining a healthy blood sugar range (Doyle, 2020). Fooducate is easy to use simply by scanning and searching for your foods and it also reveals additional information such as added sugars and ingredients that may be hidden  (Doyle, 2020). The Fooducate app is compatible with both iphones and androids. (Doyle, 2020). The MySugr app allows you to manage your diabetes through a convenient dashboard (Doyle, 2020). MySugr has the ability to be compatible with any glucose monitor and allows you to share your information with your provider (Doyle, 2020). The MySugr app is also available through iPhone and Android ( Doyle, 2020).

Fooducate is a phone app that one can use as a reference to see what foods are beneficial in maintaining a healthy blood sugar range (Doyle, 2020). Fooducate is easy to use simply by scanning and searching for your foods and it also reveals additional information such as added sugars and ingredients that may be hidden (Doyle, 2020). The Fooducate app is compatible with both iphones and androids. (Doyle, 2020). The MySugr app allows you to manage your diabetes through a convenient dashboard (Doyle, 2020). MySugr has the ability to be compatible with any glucose monitor and allows you to share your information with your provider (Doyle, 2020). The MySugr app is also available through iPhone and Android ( Doyle, 2020).

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Conclusions

References

Afolayan, A. J., & Wintola, O. A. (2016). Dietary supplements in the management of hypertension and diabetes - a review. African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM, 11(3), 248–258. https://doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v11i3.35

Doyle, A. (2020, August 24). Best Diabetes Apps of 2020. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/top-iphone-android-apps

High Blood Pressure Alternative Remedies: Yoga, Acupuncture, Hypnosis Efficacy. (2019, May 25). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/hypertension-complementary-alternative-treatments#1

Thalheimer, Judith C., (2017, July/August). Top 5 Alternative Diabetes Therapies: Are Patients Undermining Their Treatment? Retrieved from https://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/archive/JA17p14.shtml