Diabetes

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a 2017 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years. Examples of the work our faculty and students do in this area include studying the connection between diabetes and statins, and identifying common themes related to diabetes and examining resources related to diabetes in rural Appalachia.

Our Work in the News

The Columbus Dispatch article
June 25, 2019

“I hope it gets physicians thinking more about statin use and what other things could be supplemented for statin use, such as physical fitness or diet,” said Victoria Zigmont, who led the study as an Ohio State graduate student in public health. “I also think that we need more research around the metabolic changes that occur after statin...