Lily Taggart, Ethan Trumbull, Elijah Richter, Maria Wellmann, Elizabeth Lantz


Presentation: 3:00-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom



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Type 2 diabetes has become a more widespread topic of discussion as a major public health risk; it has become increasingly prevalent across the United States and the average onset of this disease has lowered dramatically in the past decade. Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but chronic, and often a precursor for problems later in life such as Cardiovascular disease. College students are notorious for unhealthy lifestyle habits, specifically poor diet, exercise regime, and substance use. This study aims to determine risk factors of Type 2 diabetes in college students by examining the population of undergraduate students that attend the University of Dayton. In determining the potential risk factors in this young-adult population (age 18-21), the goal is to discover major risk factors early in life and make the information accessible for personal lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

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Course Project 202310 HSS 428 03

Primary Advisor

Claire Wilt

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences

Examining University of Dayton Students' Lifestyle Choices to Assess Risk for Potential Type Two Diabetes Diagnoses