Evaluating Social Support and T2D Risk Factors Among Members of Rural-Dwelling Grandparent-Headed Households

Brittany L. Smalls, Abebola Adegboyega, Kelly N.B. Palmer & Jennifer Hatcher
Purpose: This study examines the associations of social support and type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk factors among members of rural-dwelling, grandparent-headed households (GHH). Methods: Prospective data were collected from rural-dwelling members of GHH with no known diagnosis of T2D. Data collected on family characteristics, T2D clinical risk factors, and social support were assessed. Results: Sixty-six grandparents and 72 grandchildren participated in the study. The average age and HbA1Cs were 59.4 years and 6.2% ± 1.4...
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