Milan, Mo. — The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan is hosting a blood sugar and blood pressure clinic this Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Nurse Lisa McClaran says people who have diets high in sodium, sugar, and carbohydrates tend to have higher blood pressure and blood sugar.
Even if you have a relatively healthy diet, McClaran says it's always good to be proactive instead of reactive.
McClaran says you should test your blood sugar and blood pressure monthly to make sure your numbers are in the normal range.
To avoid the risk of high blood pressure and blood sugar, McClaran says the main things to keep in mind are diet and exercise.
“If you have a well-balanced diet, cut back on your sugar, cut back on your salt. That’ll help blood pressure and diabetes both. And exercising and maintaining a healthy weight are good for both of those.”
The blood sugar and blood pressure clinic is scheduled every Friday at the Sullivan County Health Department.