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Women with Type 2 Diabetes needed to participate in a research study!

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and the School of Nursing is recruiting adult females (ages 18-65) who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes to participate in a research study examining the effects of Zumba® Dance on the management of Diabetes.

This study involves two (2) visits for data collection (baseline and post-intervention). Each visit will last approximately 2 hours. During these visits, we will take measurements of height, weight, body fat percentage, waist and hip circumference, blood pressure, and physical fitness. We will also take a blood sample.

Subjects will be assigned to either the control group or the Dance intervention group. The Dance intervention group will participate in Zumba® Dance classes 3 times each week for a 16-week period at the Chris Harwell Elementary School Gym. Zumba® is a popular form of Latin Dance and subjects in the dance group will need to attend most of the dance classes. All classes are FREE and will be taught by a certified Zumba® instructor.

Exclusion criteria will include any individuals who are immobile or unable to perform exercise, anyone with a cardiac pacemaker, an ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), or any other cardiovascular devices, anyone who is pregnant, lactating, or planning on becoming pregnant before the conclusion of the study, or is suffering from PCOS, anyone taking insulin, anyone with congestive/chronic heart failure, prior stroke or myocardial infarction (MI), history of syncopal episodes, or epilepsy, and anyone who currently performs regular exercise (defined as at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, of moderate to high intensity).

Your participation in this study will be strictly voluntary and greatly appreciated. You may refuse or cease your participation at any time during the study. If you participate, you will learn what your body fat percentage and level of physical fitness is. You will also be compensated for each study visit. If you are interested in participating and would like to see if you qualify for the study or request more information, please call (806) 742 3068, EXT 297 and mention the Zumba® study.

Thank you for your interest!


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