This is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project between faculty of the Kinesiology department at The University of Rhode Island and staff members of the South County Hospital Children with Diabetes support group. The purpose of our study is to offer an exercise intervention program, combined with a technology support modality, to promote active lifestyle behavior among children with Type I or Type II diabetes.
Our mission is to promote physical fitness in children who have or are at risk of Type I or Type II diabetes by incorporating physical activity in their daily routines through the use of educational resources.
Stephanie Tanzi, Graduate student, Department of Kinesiology
Nicole DeMilia, Graduate student, Department of Kinesiology
Cassandra Cordeiro & Lisa Auger
Furong Xu PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Lamont Linda PhD., Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Delaine Wright MS, CPT, Certified Diabetes Educator, South County Hospital
How to Involve
This ongoing study is sponsored by the college of Human Science and Services at the University of Rhode Island. The study is open to all children aged 9-15 with diabetes in the community or at risk for Type I or Type II diabetes (e.g., family history of type II diabetes). If you are interested and would like to have more information, please contact us at (401) 874-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.