Thursday, February 14, 2013

Nutrition Survey for Teens

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that knowledge about nutrition leads to better diabetes control. Or does it?

All too often, we rely on assumptions and guesses. The only sure way to know is research.

One of our community members at (formerly juvenation) is a graduate student at McNeese State University and is conducting a survey about nutrition counseling and T1D teens (ages 10-18). The survey is for the parents to fill out. It only took me a whopping 3 minutes to zip through. No personal information is gathered. So give our budding researcher Ashley a hand if you can by taking part. Here's the link:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw your blog and wanted to share a petition that I started with my 12 year old T1 son's future in mind.. Because of the media's failure to clarify type, Type 2 has inadvertently assumed the name Diabetes. With this comes so much confusion for the general public. A name revision is needed. Confusion equals conflict. Our petition has 2,000 signatures in under 2 weeks. We are moms of Type 1 children who have filed a petition to revise the names of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to more accurately reflect the nature of each disease. We tried to do this in a way that benefits both the Type 1 and Type 2 communities. We sincerely hope that we have accomplished our goal to make this petition benefit all of us. Please click on the link below to view our petition on and please read it in its entirety before passing any judgement.
We respect your opinion if you choose not to support the petition. We apologize if we have offended anyone in any way with the language or purpose expressed in our petition. We truly tried to look at our petition from the position of all within the diabetes community and it was certainly not our intent to dismiss anyone's feelings or needs. We thank supporters, and non-supporter alike, in advance for taking the time to read and consider our petition.
Thank you,
Jeanette Collier & Jamie Perez