Former Miss America and executive director of Bringing Science Home Nicole Johnson recently gave presentations on the impact of the program's Students Diabetes program at American College Health Association and International Social Marketing conferences.
The presentation outlined how Students with Diabetes is helping to empower students with the chronic condition on college campuses across the nation and how the program socially connects students by creating a social safety net.
Highlights of Johnson’s presentation included:
- 81 percent of students feel more confident managing their diabetes since joining Students with Diabetes
- 88 percent of students said that Students with Diabetes helped them feel more positive about their future
- Students with Diabetes provides support and positive reinforcement for better disease management during the young adulthood
Johnson also discussed how Students with Diabetes could be used as model for other groups of students with chronic diseases, such as asthma.
Bringing Science Home, a partnership between USF Health and The Patterson Foundation, created the Students with Diabetes organization as a way to help young adults living with diabetes connect with each other and strategize ways to face the challenges created by living with the chronic condition.
For more information on Bringing Science Home and Students with Diabetes, please visit: www.studentswithdiabetes.health.usf.edu
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