Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

May 2019

Department

Sport and Movement Science

First Advisor

Heidi Fuller

Abstract

There is a rise in cases of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in all populations especially adolescents. This paper provides a literature review of clinical studies and evidence that identified the dynamics around the rise in T2D in adolescents and determined that by introducing exercise programs, altered diet and emotional support, the incidence of adolescent T2D should decrease. The prevalence of adolescent obesity directly relates to the number of youths diagnosed with T2D, so targeting obesity and T2D issues concurrently should ensure improvements in T2D. The overall goal of this project was to determine whether there was an issue regarding T2D and adolescents, the extent of that issue, and how it could be addressed. The following literature review recognizes the phenomena associated with the changing nature of T2D in the adolescent population, explores the effectiveness of interventions, and establishes the need for additional research in this area.

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