Success Story: Averted progression of disease

HiRes_WOMANPatient: a 75 year old female

Diagnosis: The patient has a diagnosis of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

Medical History: The patient has a diagnosis of hypertension and hyperlipidemia with poor compliance for health.

MCM Intervention: Since enrolling in the DM program, the patient made some dietary changes and is walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes five days a week. The patient has changed her eating habits by, replacing sugary food choices with fruits and vegetables. Sugary foods are high in calories and give little nutritional value. Vegetables and fruit are high in nutrients. Poor dietary habits and the lack of exercise caused weight gain for this patient. Daily exercise and heart healthy eating habits have lowered this patient’s blood pressure and lowered the patient’s BMI (body mass index) by 2 points. She has lost a total of 12 pounds. The surveillance and education by the health coach has enabled the patient to focus on making healthier food choices, lower her blood pressure and achieve weight loss. This shows her dedication to averting the progression of her condition.