A lifestyle intervention improves plasma insulin levels among Native American high school youth.

@article{Ritenbaugh2003ALI,
  title={A lifestyle intervention improves plasma insulin levels among Native American high school youth.},
  author={Cheryl Ritenbaugh and Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone and Mikel Aickin and Jennie R. Joe and Steven E. Poirier and D Clay Dillingham and David Johnson and Susanne M Henning and Suzanne M Cole and David Cockerham},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={309-19}
}
BACKGROUND Worldwide, type 2 diabetes prevalence is increasing, with Native American populations particularly at risk. The Zuni Pueblo, with a history of wellness activities, volunteered to test the feasibility and efficacy of a high school-based diabetes prevention intervention. METHODS This school-based intervention used a multiple cross-sectional design to evaluate outcome measures at 0, 1.5, and 3 years against an Anglo comparison group. The Zuni high school diabetes prevention program… CONTINUE READING