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DIATECH tackles diabetes, blood pressure

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Louisiana Tech nursing student Lauren Dozier gets ready to check Glenda Giles’ blood pressure.

SIMSBORO — Diet plays a major role in diseases like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Louisiana Tech Human Ecology professor Mary Murimi and her DIATECH program are striving to make a healthy difference in Lincoln and Claiborne Parishes with what she terms a “community-based intervention” designed to demonstrate that lifestyle modification can help greatly reduce one’s risk of dealing with one of those illnesses.

Murimi and a group of Tech nursing and dietetic students working with her DIATECH program were in Simsboro Saturday, doing their final health screenings this year for a group of program participants at Fellowship Baptist Church.

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