School of Nursing and CAREing Paws conducting research study

Published: January 07, 2021

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Auburn University’s School of Nursing, or AUSON, is conducting a pilot research study, Doggone Diabetes, to increase physical activity among people living with diabetes or prediabetes through a walking program implemented with animal-assisted therapy dogs.

Participants of the study will join in routine, voluntary walking sessions around the campus with Daisy, Miller and CHOA, Auburn Nursing’s animal-assisted therapy dogs for six months.

Basic measurements of health including blood pressure, heart rate, weight, BMI, waist circumference and hemoglobin A1C will be monitored to study the effects of this consistent exercise on those with type 1 and 2 diabetes.

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Submitted by: Latha Bhavnani