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Meet Maria Carrillo

Name:
  Maria Carrillo
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Age:
 55
Blood Pressure:
 160/100 mmHg
 

Why are you concerned about high blood pressure?

"I'm diabetic and I have high blood pressure. My doctor told me that those are two big risk factors for heart disease, and that's a killer. I want to be able to enjoy life with my husband, Hectór, and our 7 grandchildren!"

What are some steps you will take to lower your high blood pressure?

"I want to learn how to cook my favorite foods in a healthier way to keep my blood sugar and blood pressure under control."

How will you achieve your blood pressure goals?

"I saw a nice dietitian who is helping me cook healthier, and Hectór and the kids have promised to start walking with me."

What is your toughest challenge?

"I want to eat my traditional dishes – mis platillos favoritos – but make them healthier."

Quotable quote:"Me tengo que cuidar para poder disfrutar de mi familia."

— "I have to take care of myself so that I can enjoy being with my family."


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