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Stability Of Plasma Glucose In Whole Blood Samples Collected In Sodium Fluoride Tube Vs. Sodium Heparin Plasma Separator Tubes, Ryan C. Braunberger, Magen Martinez, David G. Grenache May 2021

Stability Of Plasma Glucose In Whole Blood Samples Collected In Sodium Fluoride Tube Vs. Sodium Heparin Plasma Separator Tubes, Ryan C. Braunberger, Magen Martinez, David G. Grenache

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Symposium

Background: The concentration of plasma glucose is influenced by preanalytical variables such as delayed processing of whole blood. Glucose concentrations decrease by 5-7% per hour in whole blood due to glycolysis. This preanalytical loss decreases the diagnostic sensitivity of glucose when used to diagnose diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes mellitus. Sodium fluoride (NaF) is commonly used to inhibit glycolysis in samples collected during oral glucose tolerance tests, but is inadequate as it does not stop glycolysis for two or more hours. Guidelines recommend blood samples be immediately immersed in an ice slurry and analyzed within 30 minutes of collection, but ...


The Relationship Between Perceived Neighborhood Disorder And Type 2 Diabetes Risk Across Different Racial/Ethnic Groups, Min Yu, Jennifer N. Robinette May 2021

The Relationship Between Perceived Neighborhood Disorder And Type 2 Diabetes Risk Across Different Racial/Ethnic Groups, Min Yu, Jennifer N. Robinette

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Approximately 32 million Americans have Type 2 Diabetes and that number is growing rapidly. Type 2 Diabetes is sensitive to environmental factors, and higher prevalence rates are often observed in disordered neighborhoods (i.e., those with more trash and vandalism). Through discriminatory practices such as redlining, racially restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and gentrification, marginalized racial/ethnic groups are more likely to live in disordered neighborhoods compared to non-Hispanic Whites. These disparities may also contribute to similar disparities in Type 2 Diabetes rates. Yet, research indicates that there may be racial/ethnic differences in the interpretation of neighborhood disorder as a ...


Diabetes In The Oncology Setting Webinar Series, Jennifer Williams, Denise A. Palma, Michael Rizk Msn, Aprn, Fnp-C, Bc-Adm Apr 2021

Diabetes In The Oncology Setting Webinar Series, Jennifer Williams, Denise A. Palma, Michael Rizk Msn, Aprn, Fnp-C, Bc-Adm

2021 Education Week Posters

Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders


Physical Activity Behavior Comparisons Between Adults With And Without Type 1 Diabetes, Cassandra M. Beattie, Jesse A. Stein, Katie Heinrich Apr 2021

Physical Activity Behavior Comparisons Between Adults With And Without Type 1 Diabetes, Cassandra M. Beattie, Jesse A. Stein, Katie Heinrich

Health Behavior Research

Physical activity (PA) is a widely accepted strategy to manage chronic diseases like type 1 diabetes; however, unique PA barriers likely result in lower PA levels among person(s) with type 1 diabetes (PWT1D), compared to person(s) without type 1 diabetes (PWOT1D). The integrated theory of health behavior change (ITHBC) (i.e., knowledge/beliefs, self-regulation, and self-management) provides a helpful framework for understanding PA and other health behaviors. This research aimed to determine differences in PA between adult PWT1D and PWOT1D, and characterize their PA-related behaviors using the ITHBC. Participants (N = 90; 86.7% female, 90% white) were recruited ...


The Interconnectivity Of Parkinson's Disease And Type Two Diabetes Mellitus, Erica Olfson Apr 2021

The Interconnectivity Of Parkinson's Disease And Type Two Diabetes Mellitus, Erica Olfson

Honors Theses

This thesis is about the biochemical connection between Parkinson's disease and Type II Diabetes Mellitus.


Sacubitril/Valsartan Inhibits Obesity-Associated Diastolic Dysfunction Through Suppression Of Ventricular-Vascular Stiffness, Annayya R. Aroor, Srinivas Mummidi, Juan C. Lopez-Alvarenga, Nitin Das, Javad Habibi, Guanghong Jia, Guido Lastra, Bysani Chandrasekar Apr 2021

Sacubitril/Valsartan Inhibits Obesity-Associated Diastolic Dysfunction Through Suppression Of Ventricular-Vascular Stiffness, Annayya R. Aroor, Srinivas Mummidi, Juan C. Lopez-Alvarenga, Nitin Das, Javad Habibi, Guanghong Jia, Guido Lastra, Bysani Chandrasekar

School of Medicine Publications and Presentations

Objective: Cardiac diastolic dysfunction (DD) and arterial stiffness are early manifestations of obesity-associated prediabetes, and both serve as risk factors for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Since the incidence of DD and arterial stiffness are increasing worldwide due to exponential growth in obesity, an effective treatment is urgently needed to blunt their development and progression. Here we investigated whether the combination of an inhibitor of neprilysin (sacubitril), a natriuretic peptide-degrading enzyme, and an angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker (valsartan), suppresses DD and arterial stiffness in an animal model of prediabetes more effectively than valsartan ...


Addressing Comorbidity Education Needs In Tristar Skyline’S Readmission Reduction Program, Savannah Carroll Apr 2021

Addressing Comorbidity Education Needs In Tristar Skyline’S Readmission Reduction Program, Savannah Carroll

OTD Capstone Projects

This doctoral capstone experience was completed in partnership with TriStar Skyline Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation Readmission Reduction Program. This project was driven by a need to increase the provision of education for patients qualifying for this program to promote successful comorbidity management upon discharge to reduce avoidable readmissions. The primary focus of this project was to develop educational materials to promote an understanding of how to successfully manage Diabetes Mellitus, COPD, and CHF to reduce disease complications and avoidable readmissions. The educational materials were developed as online interactive modules for in-room education at the patient’s own pace with ...


Best Practices To Prevent Or Delay Diabetes In Adults With Prediabetes, Aminata Cham Apr 2021

Best Practices To Prevent Or Delay Diabetes In Adults With Prediabetes, Aminata Cham

Nursing DNP Projects

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a common disease prevalent in 10.5% of the US population about 34.2 million people and a disproportionate percentage of people of color. An EBP project for people with prediabetes was conducted in a faith-based based setting after institutional review board approval. The purpose of the project was to increase fruits and vegetable intake and increase physical activity in adults with prediabetes. The Chronic Care Model was used to guide the design and implementation of the project. The project was a modified version of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in a series of four ...


Identification Of Variables For Hemoglobin A1c Prediction, Erica A. Richards Apr 2021

Identification Of Variables For Hemoglobin A1c Prediction, Erica A. Richards

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

An evolution in healthcare is taking place throughout our country. Healthcare providers are required to achieve an ever-growing number of regulatory and metric-driven standards. This transformation aims to improve both the quality and cost of healthcare in the United States. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most costly chronic diseases in the United States. Since DM has high mortality, high morbidity, and low quality of life rates, it is no wonder that DM is one of the focuses of the National Committee for Quality Assurance performance improvement tools known as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). In ...


How The Symptoms And Conditions Associated With Diabetes Can Impact Mobility And Health Of The Individual: A Literature Review, Kaitlin Grace Fotis Apr 2021

How The Symptoms And Conditions Associated With Diabetes Can Impact Mobility And Health Of The Individual: A Literature Review, Kaitlin Grace Fotis

Honors Projects

A literature review on diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic amyotrophy, sores, ulcers, and amputations, and nephropathy and how, through this snowballing journey, physical therapy can aid an individual. Diabetes can impact the mortality and morbidity of an individual and it alone can have lifelong effects upon the individual. These effects may include dependency upon medication, lifestyle modifications, and diet and physical activity guidelines. If their condition were to worsen, they could find themselves battling circulatory issues and neuropathy thereby hindering their physical function. Many individuals with circulatory issues, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic amyotrophy develop injuries on their feet like ulcers and ...


Pillow Talk: The Science Behind The All-Nighter, Rilyn Mckallip Mar 2021

Pillow Talk: The Science Behind The All-Nighter, Rilyn Mckallip

Osmosis Magazine

It’s that crazy part of the semester. Finals are coming up, and you find yourself staying awake later and later trying to cram for important tests. The night before your toughest final, you decide to pull an all nighter. It’s the only way you’ll be able to learn all those facts. The day of the test, you feel awful, but you make it through, and have a feeling you probably passed. As you go back to your dorm to crash, all seems well. You think to yourself, “that one night of lost sleep probably won’t hurt ...


Mysterious X Lymphocyte Cure To Type One Diabetes?, George Qiao Mar 2021

Mysterious X Lymphocyte Cure To Type One Diabetes?, George Qiao

Osmosis Magazine

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, is caused by excessive blood glucose. Type 1 diabetes is a variation of the disease characterized by a deficiency in insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to take up glucose from the blood and receive energy. Lack of insulin results in accumulation of sugar in the bloodstream, and subsequently dehydration, excessive urination, and tissue damage. The need to prevent the disease is urgent, as over a million children or young adults in the world have type 1 diabetes, and over 100,000 cases of type ...


Feasibility Of Using Mobile Technology To Improve Physical Activity Among People Living With Diabetes In Asia, Nada Lukkahatai, Pratum Soivong, Dongmei Li, Phakjira Jaiman, Supornphan Thamkaew, Duenapen Chaiwong, Nutchari Hiranlalit, Jillian Inouye Mar 2021

Feasibility Of Using Mobile Technology To Improve Physical Activity Among People Living With Diabetes In Asia, Nada Lukkahatai, Pratum Soivong, Dongmei Li, Phakjira Jaiman, Supornphan Thamkaew, Duenapen Chaiwong, Nutchari Hiranlalit, Jillian Inouye

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Chronic conditions such as diabetes (DM) and cardiovascular disease are associated with disability and poor quality of life. Asians are 30% more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to develop type 2 DM. The important roles of wearable technological applications or devices in maintaining individuals’ motivation to attain their physical activity (PA) goal have been reported. However, evidence of the feasibility and impact of the mobile technology on the PA in Thailand is limited. This study aims to examine the feasibility and the impact of the immediate performance feedback feature of the wearable device on PA.

Methods: This pilot study recruited ...


Racial Disparities In Post-Acute Home Health Care Referral And Utilization Among Older Adults With Diabetes, Jamie Smith, Olga Jarrín, Haiqun Lin, Tina Dharamdasani, Jennifer Tsui, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins Mar 2021

Racial Disparities In Post-Acute Home Health Care Referral And Utilization Among Older Adults With Diabetes, Jamie Smith, Olga Jarrín, Haiqun Lin, Tina Dharamdasani, Jennifer Tsui, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins

College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in diabetes prevalence, health services utilization, and outcomes including disabling and life-threatening complications among patients with diabetes. Home health care may especially benefit older adults with diabetes through individualized education, advocacy, care coordination, and psychosocial support for patients and their caregivers. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between race/ethnicity and hospital discharge to home health care and subsequent utilization of home health care among a cohort of adults (age 50 and older) who experienced a diabetes-related hospitalization. The study was limited to patients who were continuously enrolled in Medicare for ...


Preventive Care: Controversies, Challenges And Upcoming Changes In Guidelines, Randa Sifri, Md Feb 2021

Preventive Care: Controversies, Challenges And Upcoming Changes In Guidelines, Randa Sifri, Md

Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds

Objectives

  • Organizations who make guidelines
  • Current guidelines for average-risk adults, with a focus on guidelines with differing recommendations and challenges to implementation/operational issues
  • Preview of upcoming changes in guidelines
  • Cases to illustrate some of the common questions that come up in delivering office-based preventive care
  • Some disclaimers


Kujdesi Infermieror Tek Pacientet Me Diabet Gestational, Gzonjetë Krosa Feb 2021

Kujdesi Infermieror Tek Pacientet Me Diabet Gestational, Gzonjetë Krosa

Theses and Dissertations

Diabeti në shtatzëni është një nga temat më të diskutuara kohët e fundit në fushën e obstetrikës për arsye të rritjes së incidencës së saj. Shfaqja e saj gjatë një shtatzënie ndërlikon përfundimin e shtatzanisë për nënën dhe foshnjen.

Duke qenë se diabeti është një sëmundje e pakurueshme e cila e shoqëron pacientin gjatë gjithë jetës së tij, menaxhimi i tij sa më i mirë jo vetëm që zgjat jetën e pacientit, por dhe frenon komplikacionet e diabetit që çojnë deri në koma dhe vdekje. Diabeti gestational, ndryshe i quajtur diabeti i shtatzanisë, është një prej tipeve të diabetit i ...


Nutritional Barriers For Patients With Diabetes: A Quality Improvement Project, Emma C. Levine, Taylor D. Marquis Jan 2021

Nutritional Barriers For Patients With Diabetes: A Quality Improvement Project, Emma C. Levine, Taylor D. Marquis

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

The goal of this study was to look at health care providers perspectives on what the nutritional barriers patients with diabetes faced and compare that with the patient's perspectives. We also assessed patients knowledge on certain foods and if they have carbohydrates. We used this information to create a Notecard that could be given to patients.


Diabetes Link To Social Determinants Of Health, Tyler Schimmoeller Jan 2021

Diabetes Link To Social Determinants Of Health, Tyler Schimmoeller

Scholarship in Medicine - All Papers

Objective: The purpose of this paper is to investigate diabetes and how premature death rate; income inequality and social associations relate to diabetes prevalence in the state of Washington in 2020. Methods: I investigated the rate of diabetes change in Washington from 201 to 2020 using a paired t-test. The correlation of diabetes rates and the premature age-adjusted mortality was calculated by county in Washington in 2020 using a Pearson/Spearman correlation. I compared the rate of diabetes in Washington to South Carolina, Ohio, and Louisiana by county in 2020 using an ANOVA with posthoc. Lastly, I used a stepwise ...


Examining Clinicians' Perspectives Screening For Depression In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Vickie Lavette Bland Jan 2021

Examining Clinicians' Perspectives Screening For Depression In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Vickie Lavette Bland

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The United States has a significant diabetes problem. This chronic disease affects the body physically and mentally. One of the emotional effects of diabetes is depression. Depression is often present in individuals with diabetes, chiefly in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). While depression is common in T2DM and can interfere with treatment adherence, clinician screening for depression in T2DM patients is low. The purpose of this study was to examine clinicians' attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions concerning screening patients with T2DM for depression. Through a qualitative case study approach centered on reasoned action theory, 3 physicians and 5 nurse ...


Language Acculturation Effect On Diabetes Prevalence And Self-Care Skills In Puerto Ricans, Gerardo Lazaro Jan 2021

Language Acculturation Effect On Diabetes Prevalence And Self-Care Skills In Puerto Ricans, Gerardo Lazaro

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Diabetes, a silent, chronic disease that involves demanding long-term self-care skills, affects adult Puerto Ricans disproportionately. Based on the health belief model, a theory that predicts health behavior, and the theory of language barriers, which predicts the effects of language on beliefs and behavior, this quantitative nonexperimental study analyzed the relationship of the preference of Puerto Ricans in Boston to use and speak Spanish (language acculturation) to diabetes prevalence and 4 diabetes self-care skills (healthy eating, being active, taking medication, and healthy coping). Data on 1,506 initial participants in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study were used from 3 ...


Pharmacological Management Of The Diabetic Patient: A Staff Education Project, Wilantha Silva Jan 2021

Pharmacological Management Of The Diabetic Patient: A Staff Education Project, Wilantha Silva

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to health complications that impact quality of life, increase healthcare costs, and create a negative impact on communities. Pharmacological management of diabetes was identified by stakeholders as a gap in practice at a clinic in the southeastern United States. The purpose of this project was to develop staff education based on American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) standards of care, deliver education to primary care nurse practitioners (NPs), and evaluate their learning and confidence levels. The primary framework for this project was the chronic care model. An expert panel, including ...


The Impact Of Identifying And Addressing The Social Needs Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In A Primary Care Clinic, Shelby Roberts Jan 2021

The Impact Of Identifying And Addressing The Social Needs Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In A Primary Care Clinic, Shelby Roberts

DNP Projects

BACKGROUND: A key aspect of successful Diabetes management is addressing social needs. Patients prefer individualized care that is tailored to their specific needs.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) quality improvement project was to screen patients regarding their diabetes distress and social needs requirements to develop and implement individualized social needs interventions.

METHODS: Patients were included in the study if they had a Hemoglobin A1C >9. Patients were screened, provided additional check in points and social needs were addressed in conjunction with the patient’s primary care provider and onsite social worker. Post intervention Hemoglobin A1C ...


Nigerian Pensioners’ Knowledge, Attitudes, And Beliefs About Type 2 Diabetes, Nnawuihe Ugochukwu Nwosu Jan 2021

Nigerian Pensioners’ Knowledge, Attitudes, And Beliefs About Type 2 Diabetes, Nnawuihe Ugochukwu Nwosu

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractDiabetes is one of the leading killer diseases globally, and it is on the rise, especially in developing countries like Nigeria. The high prevalence of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in developing African countries has been attributed to a lack of knowledge and awareness about the disease, unbelief in modern healthcare efficacy, and limited healthcare services access. The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about Type 2 diabetes among pensioners in Nigeria. A qualitative phenomenological research design was used for the study. The constructs of the health belief model formed the study’s theoretical framework ...


Associations Between Fruit Intake And Risk Of Diabetes In The Ausdiab Cohort: Supplementary Material, Nicola P. Bondonno, Raymond J. Davey, Kevin Murray, Simone Radavelli-Bagatini, Catherine P. Bondonno, Lauren C. Blekkenhorst, Marc Sim, Dianna J. Magliano, Robin M. Daly, Jonathan E. Shaw, Joshua R. Lewis, Jonathan M. Hodgson Jan 2021

Associations Between Fruit Intake And Risk Of Diabetes In The Ausdiab Cohort: Supplementary Material, Nicola P. Bondonno, Raymond J. Davey, Kevin Murray, Simone Radavelli-Bagatini, Catherine P. Bondonno, Lauren C. Blekkenhorst, Marc Sim, Dianna J. Magliano, Robin M. Daly, Jonathan E. Shaw, Joshua R. Lewis, Jonathan M. Hodgson

Research Datasets

Supplementary Material accompanying manuscript entitled ‘Associations between fruit intake and risk of diabetes in the AusDiab cohort’.


The Role Of Sleep Curtailment On Leptin Levels In Obesity And Diabetes Mellitus, Maryam Mosavat, Mitra Mirsanjari, Diana Arabiat, Aisling Smyth, Lisa Whitehead Jan 2021

The Role Of Sleep Curtailment On Leptin Levels In Obesity And Diabetes Mellitus, Maryam Mosavat, Mitra Mirsanjari, Diana Arabiat, Aisling Smyth, Lisa Whitehead

ECU Publications Post 2013

Emerging evidence has identified sleep as a significant, but modifiable, risk factor for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity. Leptin, an adipocyte-derived peptide and a regulator of food intake and energy expenditure, has been shown to be associated with a short sleep duration in the pathophysiology of obesity and consequently type 2 diabetes. This review focuses on the current evidence indicating the effects of a short sleep duration on the regulation of leptin concentration in association with obesity and diabetes mellitus. In summary, the evidence suggests that sleep deprivation, by affecting leptin regulation, may lead to obesity and consequently development of ...


Rates Of Diabetes Screening In Kentucky Before And After Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act (Aca), Cory Reinert Jan 2021

Rates Of Diabetes Screening In Kentucky Before And After Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act (Aca), Cory Reinert

Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.)

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as “diabetes”, is currently at epidemic proportions in the United States as its prevalence has drastically increased over the past several decades. The percentage of Americans with diagnosed diabetes has risen from 0.93 percent of the population in 1958 to 10.5 percent in 2018 (ADA, 2021). Diabetes also impacts record numbers of Kentucky residents.

Regular screening for those considered at-risk can encourage patients to implement lifestyle modifications, pharmacological therapy, or other interventions earlier in the course of disease. This can help prevent or delay onset of T2D and can reduce diabetes-related complications in ...


Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) Ethanolic Extract Exhibited Activities That Inhibit -Glucosidase Enzymes And Postprandial Blood Glucose Elevation, Maria Dewi Puspitasari Tirtaningtyas Gunawan Puteri, Felicia Melissa Tjiptadi, Phebe Hendra, Filiana Santoso, Zalinar Udin, Nina Artanti, Florence Ignatia Florence Ignatia Dec 2020

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) Ethanolic Extract Exhibited Activities That Inhibit -Glucosidase Enzymes And Postprandial Blood Glucose Elevation, Maria Dewi Puspitasari Tirtaningtyas Gunawan Puteri, Felicia Melissa Tjiptadi, Phebe Hendra, Filiana Santoso, Zalinar Udin, Nina Artanti, Florence Ignatia Florence Ignatia

Makara Journal of Science

Lemongrass is a common ingredient in Indonesian traditional herbal medicine that potently inhibits carbohydrate hydrolysis. In this study, the in vitro α-glucosidase inhibitory (AGI) activity of lemongrass was compared with its in vivo activity to retard postprandial blood glucose elevation, and the bioactive compounds responsible for these activities were observed. Both water and ethanolic extracts of lemongrass (WLG and ELG, respectively) were tested in vitro for its inhibition of the sucrose and maltose hydrolyzing activities of rat intestinal glucosidase. ELG was observed to exert higher inhibitory activities (Sucrase IC50 = 8.74 mg/mL; Maltase IC50 = 18.93 mg ...


Continuous Glucose Monitoring And Diabetes Management During Pregnancy, Nicole Beamish Dec 2020

Continuous Glucose Monitoring And Diabetes Management During Pregnancy, Nicole Beamish

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Management During Pregnancy

Abstract

According to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and the Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators, registered nurses play an integral role in the promotion of diabetes self-management education and training in diabetes care (AADE, 2017). This paper upholds the standards set forth by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (2017) governing body, to stimulate the process of peer review, promote documentation of the outcomes of diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T), encourage research to validate practice and improve quality DSME/T and diabetes care for pregnant women ...


Oral Gavage Delivery Of Stable Isotope Tracer For In Vivo Metabolomics, Holden C. Williams, Margaret A. Piron, Grant K. Nation, Adeline E. Walsh, Lyndsay E. A. Young, Ramon C. Sun, Lance A. Johnson Dec 2020

Oral Gavage Delivery Of Stable Isotope Tracer For In Vivo Metabolomics, Holden C. Williams, Margaret A. Piron, Grant K. Nation, Adeline E. Walsh, Lyndsay E. A. Young, Ramon C. Sun, Lance A. Johnson

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Publications

Stable isotope-resolved metabolomics (SIRM) is a powerful tool for understanding disease. Advances in SIRM techniques have improved isotopic delivery and expanded the workflow from exclusively in vitro applications to in vivo methodologies to study systemic metabolism. Here, we report a simple, minimally-invasive and cost-effective method of tracer delivery to study SIRM in vivo in laboratory mice. Following a brief fasting period, we orally administered a solution of [U-13C] glucose through a blunt gavage needle without anesthesia, at a physiological dose commonly used for glucose tolerance tests (2 g/kg bodyweight). We defined isotopic enrichment in plasma and tissue ...


Eliminating Barriers To Chinese American Diabetic Patients: Implementation Of Diabetic Cantonese Group Visits, Sabrina Wong Dec 2020

Eliminating Barriers To Chinese American Diabetic Patients: Implementation Of Diabetic Cantonese Group Visits, Sabrina Wong

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Problems: Asian Americans have higher incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus type 2 and less preventive care and higher complication rates than the rest of the American population.

Context: According to the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports (2016), Asian Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites by over ten percent.

Interventions: A comprehensive group visit program was implemented in a clinic in Oakland, Chinatown catered towards Cantonese-speaking diabetic patients. The group visit included culturally and linguistically appropriate materials related to nutrition, exercise, and diabetes knowledge. Each cohort attended a ninety-minute group visit session ...