Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Elizabeth Tinnon

Advisor Department



Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that is becoming more prevalent in the world each day, and it can be deadly if it is not properly controlled. There are multiple aspects that go into self-management of diabetes such as diet, glucose control, physical activity, and lifestyle choices. This study focused on the physical activity aspect of diabetes self-management. Fifty-four subjects completed a survey that questioned time spent sitting while at work, physical activity done outside of work each week, and the results of their most recent Hemoglobin A1C check. The study found that over 50% of the participants who spent more than half of the time at work sitting, did not exercise more than 60 minutes per week, and had A1C scores above 7.0%. People who have been diagnosed with diabetes need to tailor their lifestyle to best manage their glucose levels, so they can manage their diabetes to the best of their ability. If well managed, these people can help prevent or lessen future complications of diabetes.

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Nursing Commons