COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine partnered with Local Matters on a study that tested whether a cooking intervention that provided food – along with diabetes self-management education to encourage healthy eating and physical activity – would improve A1C hemoglobin levels and diabetes management.
In this randomized, waitlist control study, 48 adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes completed the six-week “Cooking Matters for Diabetes” intervention.
“This study showed that Cooking Matters for Diabetes may be an effective method of improving diet-related self-care and health-related quality of life, especially among individuals living with food insecurity, and should be tested in larger randomized controlled trials,” said co-author Amaris Williams, a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Ohio State.
Study findings are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Cooking Matters for Diabetes was adapted from Cooking Matters
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