Impact of Family Focused Diabetes Intervention on Metabolic Risk Factors in 9 to 12 Year Old Youth

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613416
Title:
Impact of Family Focused Diabetes Intervention on Metabolic Risk Factors in 9 to 12 Year Old Youth
Author:
Ussery, Christopher Lee
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In the United States, approximately 1 in 3 children are overweight, and 1 in 5 obese, conditions associated with increased risk of metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes. Treatment of type 2 diabetes is costly and not always effective, thus, prevention offers the best course of "treatment." However, few diabetes prevention programs are accessible to at-risk children, or involve their caregivers. The E.P.I.C. Kids study is a family-focused community-based diabetes prevention program developed in partnership with the YMCA of Southern Arizona, targeting 9-12-yr-olds at risk of diabetes, and led by YMCA lifestyle coaches. In this 12-week pilot study, we assessed the metabolic risk of participants and investigated changes in metabolic biomarkers following the intervention.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Metabolic; Prevalence; Prevention; Syndrome; Youth; Nutritional Sciences; Diabetes
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nutritional Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hingle, Melanie D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleImpact of Family Focused Diabetes Intervention on Metabolic Risk Factors in 9 to 12 Year Old Youthen_US
dc.creatorUssery, Christopher Leeen
dc.contributor.authorUssery, Christopher Leeen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractIn the United States, approximately 1 in 3 children are overweight, and 1 in 5 obese, conditions associated with increased risk of metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes. Treatment of type 2 diabetes is costly and not always effective, thus, prevention offers the best course of "treatment." However, few diabetes prevention programs are accessible to at-risk children, or involve their caregivers. The E.P.I.C. Kids study is a family-focused community-based diabetes prevention program developed in partnership with the YMCA of Southern Arizona, targeting 9-12-yr-olds at risk of diabetes, and led by YMCA lifestyle coaches. In this 12-week pilot study, we assessed the metabolic risk of participants and investigated changes in metabolic biomarkers following the intervention.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectMetabolicen
dc.subjectPrevalenceen
dc.subjectPreventionen
dc.subjectSyndromeen
dc.subjectYouthen
dc.subjectNutritional Sciencesen
dc.subjectDiabetesen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNutritional Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorHingle, Melanie D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGoing, Scott B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRankin, Lucinda L.en
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