Honors Program

Honors in Nursing

Date of Award

5-2014

Thesis Professor(s)

Dr. Susan Rasmussen

Thesis Professor Department

Nursing

Thesis Reader(s)

Dr. Susan Rasmussen, Dr. Patsy Spratling, Dr. Diane Heiman

Abstract

Obesity has been recognized as an increasing issue within our country. Obesity contributes to many health related issues, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Portion size is a factor that has generated clinical research interest. The aim of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between management of diabetes measured by hemoglobin A1c and portion size selection for type 2 diabetics. In this study, subjects selected portion sizes of four different foods. Data were compared to recent A1c levels. Due to the small sample size, nonparametric statistical analysis was used. The relationship of grain portion weight selection and A1c was significant (Spearman R = .900, p = .037). This finding has potential for future investigation and patient education.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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