Impact of Family Focused Diabetes Intervention on Metabolic Risk Factors in 9 to 12 Year Old Youth
AuthorUssery, Christopher Lee
AdvisorHingle, Melanie D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramGraduate College