Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Clinical Nutrition

Date of Award

8-2007

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Elizabeth F. Lowe

Committee Members

Alison K. Schaefer, Amelia Brown

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of diabetes education classes in increasing knowledge and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors. Thirty-three subjects participated in the classes between October 2004 and October 2005. Only six subjects agreed to participate in this study. Changes in knowledge after the classes were measured by a survey test one year following the completion of classes. Survey responses were analyzed using percentages. Subject's Hgb A1C and weights were also collected to measure the direct impact of education on participants' blood glucose management. Overall, participants were very knowledgeable of diabetes symptoms, complications, carbohydrate counting, and serving sizes after the nutrition intervention.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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